Agenda and minutes

Environment and Regeneration Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Thursday, 4th May, 2017 2.00 pm

Venue: Committee Suite 1,2 & 3, Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach CW11 1HZ. View directions

Items
No. Item

27.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors D Bebbington, H Wells-Bradshaw, M Hardy, C Browne and M Parsons.

28.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 59 KB

To give consideration to the minutes of the meeting held on 21 March 2017

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the minutes of the meeting held on 27 March 2017

 

RESOLVED

 

That the minutes be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman

29.

Declarations of Interest

To provide an opportunity for Members and Officers to declare any disclosable pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests in any item on the agenda.

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

30.

Whipping Declarations

To provide an opportunity for Members to declare the existence of a party whip in relation to any item on the agenda.

 

Minutes:

There were no whipping declarations

31.

Public Speaking/Open Session

A total period of 15 minutes is allocated for members of the public to make a statement(s) on any matter that falls within the remit of the Committee.

 

Individual members of the public may speak for up to 5 minutes, but the Chairman will decide how the period of time allocated for public speaking will be apportioned, where there are a number of speakers.

 

Note: In order for officers to undertake any background research, it would be helpful if members of the public contacted the Scrutiny officer listed at the foot of the agenda, at least one working day before the meeting to provide brief details of the matter to be covered. 

 

Minutes:

There were no members of the public present wishing to speak

32.

Supported Bus Service Review pdf icon PDF 134 KB

To discuss the revised network proposals for public consultation ahead of the discussion at Cabinet on 9 May 2017 - report to follow

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Further to the meeting held on 26 January 2017, the Committee gave consideration to the preferred option for the proposed revised bus network, which if approved by Cabinet, would go forward for a 10 week period of public consultation commencing in late May 2017. This consultation would be targeted at both bus users and non bus users and would look to engage through a wide range of methods. The outcomes from the consultation would be considered by this Committee prior to Cabinet in autumn 2017 which would include the final supported bus network proposed for implementation.

 

The Chairman outlined to the Committee concerns that he had received from two members of the public.

 

RESOLVED

 

That the recommendations contained within the report be supported and that Cabinet give consideration to the following additional recommendations:

1.    That Disley be included as part of the consultation events.

2.    That the consultation events in principal town and key service centre be expanded to include suitable shopping centres and railway stations.

3.    That Members encourage all Town and Parish Councils to appoint a champion to improve engagement with them during this process.

33.

Food Waste Collection, Organic Waste Treatment Solution pdf icon PDF 108 KB

To give consideration to the Cabinet report that seeks approval to appoint the preferred bidder in the organic waste treatment procurement – report to follow.

Minutes:

 

Further to the meeting held on 21 March 2017, the Committee gave consideration to a report informing members that the procurement process had identified a proposed preferred bidder. The solution would involve the allocation of land and a capital contribution by the Council for the construction of an in-vessel composting system, this bid would allow food waste recycling in the garden waste bin from 1st April 2019.

With regard to the location of the site, Members  raised concerns relating to the highway infrastructure, future housing allocations and Bentley Masterplan. It was also suggested that caddy bags should be provided by Cheshire East to encourage recycling.

 

RESOLVED

 

That the recommendations contained within the report be supported and that Cabinet give consideration to the following additional recommendations:

 

1.    That the scheme should not conflict with any proposed residential development or the Bentley Master Plan and Development Framework.

2.    That assurance be given that the scheme can accommodate household growth, as outlined in the local plan.

3.    That assurance be given that the disposal and transport of compost will be dealt with correctly.

4.    That the Council provide bio degradable caddy bags to encourage the recycling of food waste.

5.    That odour issues be dealt with appropriately.

 

34.

Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 183 KB

To give consideration to the areas of the forward plan which fall within the remit of the Committee.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the areas of the forward plan which fell within the remit of the Committee.

 

RESOLVED

 

That the forward plan be received

35.

Work programme pdf icon PDF 75 KB

To give consideration to the work programme

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the work programme. It was agreed that a report on the condition of the highway infrastructure be considered as an item for a future meeting of the Committee.

 

RESOLVED

 

That a report on the condition of the highway be considered as an item for a future meeting of the Committee.