Agenda and decisions

Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Thursday, 9th January, 2020 5.00 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.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 24 July 2019 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated).

 

(Asad Shah – 01274 432280)

 

 

4.

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)

 

5.

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.

6.

WEST YORKSHIRE COMBINED AUTHORITY AND LEEDS CITY REGION ENTERPRISE PARTNERSHIP UPDATE pdf icon PDF 103 KB

Bradford Council is a constituent member of West Yorkshire Combined Authority (the Combined Authority) and Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

 

The report of the Strategic Director, Place (Document “Z”) provides a headline summary of this relationship. The report also outlines progress on shared ambitions, key strategies, investment and service delivery undertaken in partnership with the Combined Authority and LEP.

 

Recommended –

 

That Members comment on and support the on-going relationship and partnership working with the CA and LEP.

 

(Jamie Saunders – 01274 434123)

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)  That officers of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority be thanked for their attendance.

 

(2)  That the Committee welcomes the positive highlights and key Bradford priorities in the report, and requests a further report in 12 months time.

 

 

ACTION: Strategic Director, Place

 

7.

WEST YORKSHIRE TRANSPORT STRATEGY PERFORMANCE REPORT pdf icon PDF 197 KB

The report of the Strategic Director, Place (Document “BA”) updates the committee on the outcome of the delivery of the 2018/19 programme of schemes of the West Yorkshire Transport Strategy.

 

Recommended –

 

That progress on transport programmes across both Integrated Transport Block and Highways Maintenance Block allocations in the 2018/19 financial year be noted

 

(Richard Gelder – 01274 437603)

 

 

Decision:

Resolved –

 

The Committee notes the progress on transport programmes across both Integrated Transport Block and Highways Maintenance Block allocations in 2018/19, and requests an update report in 12 months time.

 

 

ACTION: Strategic Director, Place

 

8.

STIMULATING AND ACCELERATING HOUSING AND ECONOMIC GROWTH pdf icon PDF 142 KB

The report of the Assistant Director, Economic and Development(Document “BB”) is provided for information to give an update on the progress made and plans for stimulating and accelerating housing and economic growth.

 

Recommended –

 

That Members consider the content of the report, progress made to date and plans for stimulating and accelerating housing and economic growth.

 

(Lorraine Wright – 01274 432516)

 

 

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)  The Committee notes the contents of the report, and expresses its concern that future housing delivery targets may not be met.

 

(2)  The Committee requests that a further report be presented in 12 months to include more details on the Housing Delivery Test Action Plan.

 

 

ACTION: Assistant Director - Economy and Development

 

9.

LIBRARIES SERVICE pdf icon PDF 135 KB

The report of the Strategic Director, Place (Document “BC”) provides an update to a previous report of this committee on 24 July 2019 and includes details of the outcomes of a library needs assessment undertaken during May 2019 to July 2019 and indicative findings of a subsequent district wide public engagement exercise.

 

The findings from both the assessment and engagement exercises will be used to support the development of proposals for the future delivery of library services and delivery of the agreed budget savings for the financial year 2020-21.

 

Recommended –

 

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

 

(Phil Barker – 01274 432616)

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved –

 

The Committee requests that the final report containing options for the future of the Library Service be presented to this Committee at its meeting on 4 March 2020 – this date being subject to discussion with the Chair and officers.

 

 

ACTION: Strategic Director, Place

 

10.

MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES SERVICE pdf icon PDF 137 KB

The report of the Strategic Director, Place (Document “BD”) provides an update of the report to this committee on 24th July 2019 and outlines the context in which Bradford Museums and Galleries currently operates.

 

It outlines the current position of the Museums and Galleries Service and the regional context and reports on the proposed plan for a potential transition year in 2020 – 2021.

 

Recommended –

 

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 contributing to the cultural offer across the Bradford District.

 

(Phil Barker – 01274 432616)

 

 

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That the Committee welcomes the positive outcomes detailed in the report and requests an update report in November 2020.

 

 

ACTION: Strategic Director, Place

 

11.

REGENERATION AND ENVIRONMENT OVERVIEW & 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 “BE”) 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 2019-20 continues to be reviewed throughout the year.

 

 

ACTION: Scrutiny Lead