Agenda and decisions

Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Monday, 20th January, 2020 5.30 pm

Venue: Committee Room 4 - City Hall, Bradford

Contact: Asad Shah - 01274 432280 

Items
No. Item

1.

ALTERNATE MEMBERS (Standing Order 34)

The City Solicitor will report the names of alternate Members who are attending the meeting in place of appointed Members. 

 

 

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.

Decision:

 

PAVEMENT PARKING

 

Resolved –

 

The Committee agreed to add this item to their Work Programme for the 2020-21 Municipal year.

 

ACTION: Scrutiny Lead

 

 

5.

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PLAN AND SKILLS FOR WORK UPDATE pdf icon PDF 134 KB

The report of the Strategic Director, Children’s Services (Document “BF”) provides an update on the District Workforce Development Plan and Skills for Work, including details of achievements and future plans.

 

Recommended –

 

That members note the content of this report and the continued success of SFW and its delivery of learning and apprenticeships across the District.

 

(Phil Hunter – 01274 439575)

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

 

Resolved –

 

(1)  That the Committee welcomes the continued success of the partnership approach in providing access to employment opportunities for those living in the Bradford District.

 

(2)  That Committee Members agree to promote the Workforce Development Plan within their networks to engage employers and residents with the approach.

 

(3)  That the Committee receives an update on the implementation of the Workforce Development plan, one year on from the launch.

 

(4)  That Members welcome the continued success of “Skills for Work” and its delivery of learning and apprenticeships across the District.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director Children’s Services

 

 

6.

THE MANAGEMENT OF WASTE AND RECYCLING ACTIVITIES WITHIN THE DISTRICT pdf icon PDF 208 KB

The report of the Strategic Director, Place (Document “BG”) provides a description of the current management of waste, and gives an update on the work programmes undertaken in 2019, and those planned for 2020, to improve the management of waste to more sustainable levels in line with the Waste Strategy (Municipal Waste Minimisation and Management Strategy 2015). The report also provides performance details for the year 2018/2019.

 

Recommended –

 

That Regeneration and Environment Overview & Scrutiny Committee consider the information presented in this report and request a further progress report in twelve months.

 

(Susan Spink – 01274 434779)

 

 

Decision:

 

Resolved –

 

(1)  The Committee thanks officers from AWM for their attendance and contribution to the meeting.

 

(2)  That the social responsibility duties undertaken by AWM and their parent company be commended.

 

(3)  The Committee expresses its concern that the rate of recycling is not progressing, and urges officers to explore initiatives to increase this figure.

 

(4)  That an update report be presented to the Committee in 12 months.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director, Place

 

 

7.

CIVIC QUARTER DISTRICT HEAT - UPDATE ON PROGRESS AND PRESENTATION OF THE OUTLINE BUSINESS CASE'S KEY FACTS pdf icon PDF 198 KB

The report of the Strategic Director (Document “BH”) presents a summary of the outline business case to support the Council’s ambition to develop a City Centre based District Energy Network, supplying low carbon heat and electricity on commercial terms, to city centre civic buildings, other public sector buildings and commercial properties.

 

Recommended –

 

That the committee request further update on the progress of the scheme at the commencement of the commercialisation work and that a request for support of the procurement strategy for the scheme itself and the procurement of energy from the scheme be sought from committee at this time.

 

(Neill Morrison – 01274 434003)

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

 

Resolved –

 

The Committee fully supports the District Heat Network scheme and requests a further update on the progress of the scheme at the commencement of the commercialisation work.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director Corporate Resources

 

 

8.

UPDATE OF THE PREVIOUS 12 MONTH REVIEW OF THE DISTRICT'S CASUALTY REDUCTION WORK pdf icon PDF 486 KB

The report of the Strategic Director, Place (Document “BI”) provides an update to the previous recommendations around the management of the district’s Killed and Serious Injuries (KSI’s) on the highway.  The report also updates on the Inter-Departmental Agreements between Planning, Transportation & Highways Service and Public Health around the Road Safety Team.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)        That Members note the content of the report.

 

(2)       That officers are requested to update the Committee in 12 months        time to include Casualty performance and a financial update.

 

(Simon D’Vali – 01535 618375)

 

 

Decision:

 

Resolved –

 

(1)  The Committee welcomes the continued success of Operation Steerside.

 

(2)  The Committee requests that a briefing note detailing the 2019 validated data be circulated to member of the Committee in April 2020, and that future reports be scheduled for the April of each year.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director, Place

 

 

9.

NOT FOR PUBLICATION

Recommended –

 

That the public be excluded from the meeting during the discussion of the Not for Publication Document “BJ” on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the proceedings, that if they were present, exempt information within paragraph 3 (financial or business affairs) of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) would be disclosed and it is considered that, in all the circumstances, the public interest in allowing the public to remain is outweighed by the public interest in excluding public access to the relevant part of the proceedings for the following reasons:

 

It is in the public interest in maintaining these exemptions because it is in the overriding interest of proper administration that Members are made fully aware of the financial implications of any decision.

 

(Licia Woodhead – 01274 432119)

 

 

10.

SMART STREET LIGHTING PROJECT

The report of the Strategic Director, Place (Document “BJ” NOT FOR PUBLICATION) is to provide updated information to this committee regarding the Smart Street Lighting Project. It provides details of the Invest to Save proposal to replace all street lighting lanterns with energy efficient LED units and the replacement of life expired street lighting columns and progress made with the project.

 

Recommended –

 

The Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee note the progress of the Smart Street Lighting project for the Council’s street lighting asset replacement and welcome the proposed approach and support the strategy.

 

(Allun Preece – 01274 434019)

 

 

Decision:

 

Resolved –

 

The Committee notes the progress of the Smart Street Lighting project, and welcomes the proposed approach of the Council’s street lighting and asset replacement strategy.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director, Place

 

 

11.

REGENERATION AND ENVIRONMENT OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE WORK PROGRAMME 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 79 KB

The report of the Chair of the Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Document “BK”) presents the Committee’s Work Programme 2019-20.

 

Recommended –

 

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

 

(Licia Woodhead – 01274 432119)

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

 

Resolved –

 

That the Work Programme continues to be reviewed throughout the year.

 

ACTION: Scrutiny Lead