Agenda and decisions

Environment and Sustainability Committee - Tuesday, 18 January 2022 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, Knowle Green, Staines-upon-Thames TW18 1XB

Contact: Chris Curtis  Email: c.curtis@spelthorne.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 202 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the Environmental and Sustainability Committee meetings held on 3 and 9 November 2021.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

The minutes of the Extraordinary meeting held on 3 November 2021 and the minutes of the meeting held on 9 November 2021 were agreed as a correct record.

 

 

3.

Disclosures of Interest

To receive any disclosures of interest from councillors in accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct for members.

4.

Questions from members of the Public

The Chair, or his nominee, to answer any questions raised by members of the public in accordance with Standing Order 40.

 

Note: the deadline for questions to be considered at this meeting is 5pm on Tuesday, 11 January 2022.

 

At the time of publication of this agenda no questions had been received.

 

5.

Ward Issues

To consider any issues raised by ward councillors in accordance with Standing Order 34.2

 

Note: the deadline for ward issues to be notified for consideration at this meeting is 12 noon on Tuesday 11 January 2022.

 

At the time of publication of this agenda no ward issues were received.

 

6.

Briefing on Surrey 2050 Place Ambition from Surrey County Council officers pdf icon PDF 390 KB

To receive a presentation from Surrey County Council officers on the Surrey 2050 Place Ambition which is currently open for consultation. Relevant documents are attached.

 

 

 

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee agreed to note the presentation and delegated authority to the Group Head of Regeneration and Growth, in consultation with the Chair and Vice Chair of the Environmental and Sustainability Committee and the joint Chairs of the Climate Change Working Group, to respond to the Place Ambition consultation on behalf of the Committee.

 

 

7.

Capital Bids 2022/23 (part of annual budget process)

To consider and review the capital bids received.

 

Decision:

The Committee resolved that the three capital bids as presented should be rated green (to commence in 2022/23) for recommendation to the Corporate Policy and Resources Committee.

 

8.

Revenue Growth and Savings Bids 2022/23 (part of annual budget process)

To consider and categorise growth and savings bids as part of the budget setting process for 2022/23.

 

Decision:

The Committee resolved to agree all the growth and savings bids as proposed for recommendation to the Corporate Policy and Resources Committee.

 

 

9.

Committee Review of Fees and Charges for Service Areas 2022/23 (part of annual budget process)

To review fees and charges for the financial year 2022/23.

Decision:

The Committee resolved to agree the Fees and Charges as proposed for recommendation to the Corporate Policy and Resources Committee.

 

 

10.

Verbal update on request for site investigation of land to rear of Thames Side

To receive and note a verbal update on progress made following the request for a site investigation of land to the rear of Thames Side.

 

Decision:

The Committee resolved to note the verbal update.

 

11.

Bonfires and Anti-Bonfire Campaign pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To receive and note an update on the digital campaign and review of the Council’s stance and processes on bonfires.

 

Decision:

The Committee resolved to note the anti-bonfire campaign.

 

12.

Bidding Process for Green Initiatives Fund pdf icon PDF 138 KB

To consider the proposed bidding process for projects requesting funds from the Green Initiatives Fund.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee resolved to note and agree the proposed bidding process for projects requesting funds from the Green Initiatives Fund.

 

 

13.

Adverse Weather Plan and Community Sandbag Distribution Centre Plan Sign-Off pdf icon PDF 139 KB

To consider and note the Adverse Weather Plan and Community Sandbag Distribution Centre Operational Plan.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee resolved to note the report and associated Adverse Weather Plan and Community Sandbag Distribution Policy.

 

 

14.

Recovery Action Plan - E&S pdf icon PDF 279 KB

To note the elements of the Corporate Recovery Action Plan relevant to this Committee.

 

Decision:

The Committee resolved to note the Recovery Action Plan items relevant to this Committee.

 

15.

Updates from Task and Finish and/or Working Groups pdf icon PDF 196 KB

To receive updates from the following Task and Finish or Working Groups:

 

·         Local Plan Task Group – update attached

·         Staines Development Task Group – update attached

·         CIL Task Group – update attached

·         Climate Change Working Group – to follow

 

Decision:

The Committee resolved to note the updates provided from the task and working groups.

 

16.

Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 44 KB

A copy of the Environmental & Sustainability Committee Forward Plan is attached.

 

Decision:

The Committee resolved to note the forward plan.

 

17.

Urgent business

To consider any business deemed as urgent by the Chair.