Agenda and decisions

Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Tuesday, 23rd November, 2021 5.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - City Hall, Bradford. View directions

Contact: Su Booth - 07814 073884 

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.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 26 October 2021 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated).

 

(Su Booth – 07814 073884)

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.

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. 

 

(Su Booth – 07814 073884)

 

6.

HIGH RISE BUILDINGS pdf icon PDF 95 KB

The report of the Strategic Director, Place (Document “I”) provides Members with a further update relating to the Council’s involvement with high rise residential buildings following the Grenfell Tower disaster.

 

Recommended –

 

That the Committee note the report and request that a further update in the form of an electronic briefing be provided should there be any implications for local authorities of the Building Safety Bill following its enactment.

 

(Chris Eaton/Julie Rhodes – 01274 432843/431163)

 

 

 

Decision:

 

 

Resolved:-

 

That the Committee notes the report and requests that a further update in the form of an electronic briefing be provided should there be any implications for local authorities of the Building Safety Bill following its enactment.

 

Action: Strategic Director, Place

 

(Chris Eaton/Julie Rhodes - 01274 432843/431163)

7.

SINGLE USE PLASTICS, PROBLEM PLASTICS AND PLASTIC WASTE pdf icon PDF 316 KB

The report of the Strategic Director, Place (Document “J”) provides Members an overview of the approach and plans to manage the use and impact of single-use plastics, problem plastics and plastic waste by the Council and others for the District. A substantial part of the report updates members on key Government related policy and regulatory reform. This forms part of an overall approach to sustainability and clean growth set out in the Council Plan 2021-2025. It reflects on the Scrutiny Review 2018 report and recommendations.

 

Recommended –

 

That Members of Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee note the report.

 

(Susan Spink – 01274 434779)

 

 

Decision:

 

Resolved:-

 

That a further report that includes consideration of the points raised at the meeting be presented in 12 months.

 

Action: Strategic Director, Place

 

(Susan Spink – 01274 434779)

 

8.

MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES SERVICE pdf icon PDF 130 KB

The report of the Strategic Director, Place (Document “K”) provides Members with an update on the Briefing Note sent to the Committee on 9th January 2020 and reports progress within the District’s Museums and Galleries Service, future plans, regional context, current challenges and opportunities and an update on the transformation work undertaken since the last report.

 

Recommended –

 

1.    That the Regeneration and Environment Committee consider the content of this report and the positive work that is taking place in the Museum and Galleries Service.

 

2.    Endorse the direction of travel and the proposal to bid for National Portfolio Organisation status from February 2022, as well as noting the importance of the Museums and Galleries Service in the City of Culture 2025 Bid. The Committee’s views are sought on the challenges and opportunities facing the Service.

 

(Rosie Crook – 07815 681807)

 

 

Decision:

Resolved:-

 

(i)            That the report and the positive work that is taking place in the Museum and Galleries Service be noted and that a further update be presented in 12 months.

 

(ii)          That the direction of travel and the proposal to bid for National Portfolio Organisation status from February 2022 be endorsed and the importance of the Museums and Galleries Service in the City of Culture 2025 Bid be noted.

 

Action: Strategic Director, Place

 

(Rosie Crook – 07815 681807)

9.

WORK PLAN pdf icon PDF 80 KB

The report of the Chair of the Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Document “L”) presents the Committee’s Work Programme for 2021-22.

 

Recommended –

 

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

 

(Caroline Coombes – 07970 413828)

Additional documents:

Decision:

 

Resolved:-

 

That the Work Programme 2021-22 continues to be regularly reviewed during the year.

 

Action: Overview and Scrutiny Lead

 

(Caroline Coombes – 01274 432313)