Agenda and decisions

Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Wednesday, 9th October, 2019 5.30 pm

Venue: Committee Room 1 - City Hall, Bradford. View directions

Contact: Licia Woodhead - 01274 432119 

Items
No. Item

2.

DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

(Members Code of Conduct - Part 4A of the Constitution)

 

To receive disclosures of interests from members and co-opted members on matters to be considered at the meeting. The disclosure must include the nature of the interest.

 

An interest must also be disclosed in the meeting when it becomes apparent to the member during the meeting.

 

Notes:

 

(1)       Members may remain in the meeting and take part fully in discussion and voting unless the interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest or an interest which the Member feels would call into question their compliance with the wider principles set out in the Code of Conduct.  Disclosable pecuniary interests relate to the Member concerned or their spouse/partner.

 

(2)       Members in arrears of Council Tax by more than two months must not vote in decisions on, or which might affect, budget calculations, and must disclose at the meeting that this restriction applies to them.  A failure to comply with these requirements is a criminal offence under section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992. 

 

(3)       Members are also welcome to disclose interests which are not disclosable pecuniary interests but which they consider should be made in the interest of clarity.

 

(4)       Officers must disclose interests in accordance with Council Standing Order 44.

 

 

3.

INSPECTION OF REPORTS AND BACKGROUND PAPERS

(Access to Information Procedure Rules – Part 3B of the Constitution)

 

Reports and background papers for agenda items may be inspected by contacting the person shown after each agenda item.  Certain reports and background papers may be restricted. 

 

Any request to remove the restriction on a report or background paper should be made to the relevant Strategic Director or Assistant Director whose name is shown on the front page of the report. 

 

If that request is refused, there is a right of appeal to this meeting. 

 

Please contact the officer shown below in advance of the meeting if you wish to appeal. 

 

(Asad Shah - 01274 432280)

 

 

4.

REFERRALS TO THE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

Any referrals that have been made to this Committee up to and including the date of publication of this agenda will be reported at the meeting.

 

 

5.

IMPROVING HEALTH AND WELLBEING THROUGH GREEN SPACE AND GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE WITH A FOCUS ON AREAS OF HIGH DEPRIVATION pdf icon PDF 224 KB

The report of the Strategic Director, Place (Document “Q”) will provide an update on the use of green spaces in the District. The paper seeks to outline the current position, opportunities and challenges across the district, particularly in relation to areas of high deprivation.

 

Recommended –

 

That the Committee comments as appropriate.

 

(Mick Priestley – 01274 437345)

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

That the Committee welcomes the report and requests that an update be presented in 12 months, detailing specific projects and their outcomes.

6.

WATER MANAGEMENT SCRUTINY REVIEW- PROGRESS OF RECOMMENDATIONS pdf icon PDF 178 KB

The Environment and Waste Management Overview Scrutiny Committee undertook a wider scrutiny review into water management across the District following the devastating winter 2015 floods. The Water Management Scrutiny Review was endorsed by the Environment and Waste Management Overview Scrutiny Committee at their meeting on 4th July 2017 where it was recommended to be considered by the Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee in their meeting on the 26th October 2017 where it was subsequently endorsed.

 

Following its adoption, The Water Management Scrutiny Review included twenty-six recommendations and it was resolved that a report would be made in the following twelve months which monitored progress against all the recommendations contained in the review. Within the October 2018 report it was again resolved by the Regeneration and Environment Overview Committee that an update report would be presented in a further 12 months.

 

The report of the Strategic Director, Place (Document “R”), briefly outlines the progress made and the status of each of the twenty-six recommendations in the last 12 months.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)       That the Committee receives a report back before the end of       October 2020 which monitors progress against the   recommendations contained within the Water Management             Scrutiny Review.

 

(2)       Recommendations 7 and 26 will be removed from any subsequent       report as they have been completed.

 

(Edward Norfolk – 01274 433905)

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

That the Committee receives a report back before the end of October 2020 which monitors progress against the recommendations contained within the Water Management Scrutiny Review, that are yet to be completed.

7.

CULTURAL STRATEGY UPDATE pdf icon PDF 213 KB

The report of the Strategic Director, Place (Document “S”) will provide a briefing to the Committee on significant recent successes and ambitious plans for culture through to 2030. This will including the bid to become UK City of Culture 2025. 

 

The report will also give the Committee an opportunity to input to the brief for development of a new Cultural Strategy in light of these successes and plans.

 

The report will further give the Committee an overview of work and achievements in the cultural sector since the last time Culture was reported to this Committee.

 

Recommended –

 

That Members be requested to consider and comment in relation to the content of this report and in particular any comments regarding the brief for development of the Cultural Strategy 2020 – 2030 as detailed in Appendix 1 of this report.

 

(Phil Barker – 01274 432616)

 

 

Decision:

(1)  That officers be requested to consider the comments of the Committee when developing the Cultural Strategy 2020-2030.

 

(2)  That a report on the City of Culture bid be presented to the Committee in March 2020.

8.

PROPOSALS TO PROMOTE ELECTRIC VEHICLE (EV) UPTAKE AND INCREASE THE EV CHARGING NETWORK pdf icon PDF 2 MB

The report of the Strategic Director, Corporate Services (Document “T”) gives an update on the work undertaken to date and future proposals to promoting electric vehicle (EV) uptake and increase the EV charging network within the Bradford district. 

 

Recommended –

 

That the Committee be requested to review the report and provide any relevant guidance.

 

(Kate Smallwood – 01274 433885)

 

 

Decision:

That the Committee welcome the report and the progress made to date.

9.

REGENERATION AND ENVIRONMENT OVERVIEW & SCRUTINY COMMITTEE WORK PROGRAMME 2019 - 2020 pdf icon PDF 65 KB

The report of the Chair of the Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Document “U”), presents the Committee’s Work Programme 2019 - 2020.

 

Recommended –

 

That the Work programme 2019-20 continues to be regularly reviewed during the year.

 

(Licia Woodhead – 01274 432119)

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

That the Work Programme 2019-20 continues to be regularly reviewed during the year.