Agenda and decisions

Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Tuesday, 10th March, 2020 5.30 pm

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

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.

5.

LIBRARIES SERVICE pdf icon PDF 179 KB

The report of the Strategic Director, Place (Document “BV”) provides an update to a previous report of this committee on 9 January 2020 and includes details of the key proposals for the library service which are currently subject to formal public consultation.

 

Recommended –

 

That Regeneration and Environment Committee consider the updates provided and advise Officers on any future reporting requirements.    

 

(Philip Barker – 01274 432616)

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

 

Resolved –

 

That the Committee welcomes the report, and requests that an update report be presented in September 2020, with a representative of Public Health to be invited to the meeting.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director, Place

 

 

6.

SINGLE USE PLASTICS UPDATE pdf icon PDF 113 KB

At its meeting on Tuesday 9th July 2019, the Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee considered the findings and recommendations from the Single Use Plastics Review.

 

At that meeting it resolved to:

 

·         Recommend to the Executive that it approves and adopts the findings and recommendations contained within the Single Plastics Scrutiny Review Report.

 

·         Recommend to Council that it considers the findings and recommendations contained within the Single Plastics Scrutiny review report and that it also appoints a Single Use Plastics member Champion.

 

These recommendations were subsequently agreed at the executive meeting on Thursday 10 September 2019.

 

The report of the Strategic Director, Corporate Resources (Document “BW”) presents progress to date on Single Use Plastic within the Council. It details the appointment of a member and officer Single Use Plastic champions and recommends.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)       That Committee note the progress on reducing Single Use Plastic.

 

(2)       That Committee note the proposed Single Use Plastic Policy and          Action Plan.

 

(3)       That Committee agree that future updates will be provided as part        of the wider sustainable development agenda.

 

(Joanne Hyde – 01274 432131)

 

 

Decision:

 

Resolved –

 

(1)  That the Committee notes the progress on reducing Single Use Plastic.

 

(2)  That the Committee notes the proposed Single Use Plastic Policy and Action Plan.

 

(3)  That an further report monitoring the recommendations of the Single Use Plastic Scrutiny review be presented to the Committee in 12 months time.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director, Corporate Resources

 

 

7.

UPDATE ON THE WORK OF THE HOUSING STANDARDS TEAM pdf icon PDF 155 KB

The Housing Standards team (HST) delivers a number of statutory functions to address housing conditions across the district.  The report of the Strategic Director, Place (Document “BX”) provides an update for members on housing conditions and the work of the HST taken to address these.

 

Recommended –

 

That the Committee note the report and request a further update on the work of the Housing Standards team in a further 12 months.

 

(Julie Rhodes – 01274 431163)

 

 

Decision:

 

Resolved –

 

That the Committee notes the report and requests a further update on the work of the Housing Standards team in 12 months time.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director, Place

 

 

8.

EMPTY HOMES UPDATE pdf icon PDF 141 KB

The report of the Strategic Director, Place (Document “BY”) provides an update on the Council’s empty homes programme of work.

 

Recommended –

 

That the Committee considers Document “BY” and requests a further update on the work of the Empty Homes team in 12 months.

 

(Julie Rhodes – 01274 431163)

 

 

Decision:

 

Resolved –

 

(1)  That the Committee thanks Incommunities for their contribution to the meeting.

 

(2)  That the Committee notes the contents of the report and requests a further update on the work of the Empty Homes team in 12 months time.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director, Place

 

 

9.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN THE PRIVATE RENTED SECTOR IN THE BRADFORD DISTRICT pdf icon PDF 98 KB

The report of the Strategic Director, Place (Document “BZ”) provides an update for members on energy efficiency in the private rented sector in the Bradford district.

 

Recommended –

 

That the report is noted and a further update on energy efficiency in the private rented sector be presented in twelve monthstime.

 

(Neill Morrison – 01274 434003)

 

 

Decision:

 

Resolved –

 

That a further update be provided to the Committee in 12 months time, by means of an electronic briefing document.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director, Corporate Resources

 

 

10.

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 “CA”) 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 –

 

No resolution was passed on this item.