Agenda

Environment Committee - Tuesday 31st January 2023 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Arun Civic Centre, Maltravers Road, Littlehampton, BN17 5LF. View directions

Contact: Helen Burt 

Media

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

2.

Declarations of Interest

Members and Officers are invited to make any declaration of pecuniary, personal and/or prejudicial interests that they may have in relation to items on this agenda, and are reminded that they should re-declare their interest before consideration of the items or as soon as the interest becomes apparent.

 

Members and Officers should make their declaration by stating:

 

a)             the item they have the interest in

b)             whether it is a pecuniary/personal interest and/or prejudicial interest

c)             the nature of the interest

 

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 153 KB

The Committee will be asked to approve as a correct record the Minutes of the Environment and Neighbourhood Services Committee held on 17 November 2022.

 

4.

ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA THAT THE CHAIRMAN OF THE MEETING IS OF THE OPINION SHOULD BE CONSIDERED AS A MATTER OF URGENCY BY REASON OF SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES

5.

Public Question Time

To receive questions from the public (for a period of up to 15 minutes)

 

6.

Committee Revenue & Capital Budgets 2023/2024 pdf icon PDF 149 KB

The purpose of the report is for this Committee to consider and recommend its revenue budget for inclusion in the 2023/24 revenue budget, which will be submitted to the Policy and Finance Committee on 9 February 2023. The Policy and Finance Committee will consider the overall revenue budget for 2023/24 so that it can make recommendations to a Special Meeting of the Council on 1 March 2023 on the budget to be set and level of Council Tax for the District for 2023/24.

[30 Minutes]

7.

Variation to Parking Charges pdf icon PDF 112 KB

The Council’s Medium Financial Strategy assumes that income from all charges should be reviewed.  The Off-Street Parking Strategy sets out that the vehicle parking tariffs will be kept under review to optimise yield.  This report sets out proposed tariff options for Committee to select from them.

[20 Minutes]

Additional documents:

8.

Empty Homes Strategy 2023 - 2028 pdf icon PDF 128 KB

The Council is committed to playing its full part in the national campaign to bring empty homes back into use and has had an empty homes strategy for the past 10 years the latest one being 2018 – 2023. The strategy details the aims and objectives of addressing long term empty homes in the district.

 

The strategy has been updated and it details the positive work that has been achieved since 2018 and outlines a revised plan for the next 5 years to tackle empty homes across all tenures within the Arun district. This report therefore recommends the adoption of the new Empty Homes Strategy 2023 – 2028 which is appended to the report.

[10 Minutes]

 

Additional documents:

9.

Parks and Greenspaces Strategy (PGS) - Scoping Report pdf icon PDF 112 KB

In order to meet the new Council Vision, a strategy which focuses specifically on our parks and greenspaces is highly desirable.  This is to ensure that future decisions concerning the management, maintenance and development of the service and its existing greenspace assets is driven by guiding and well-established principles and is supported by robust consultation with valued stakeholders.

[10 Minutes]

 

Additional documents:

10.

King George V Play Area, Felpham pdf icon PDF 134 KB

This report provides a summary of the proposed project to make improvements at King George V play area, Felpham. The Project Summary in Appendix 1 provides the background information to the existing play areas located in the Felpham area and detail on the Section 106 developer play funding contributions available for improvements to these play areas.

 

This report recommends that the Section 106 funding generated by the residential development at Land North of Felpham (Site 6) under FP/92/04 should be drawn down and allocated for expenditure at King George V play area.

[15 Minutes]

 

 

Additional documents:

11.

Bathing Water Quality pdf icon PDF 100 KB

12.

Key Performance Indicators 2022-2026 - Quarter 3 Performance Report for the Period 1 April 2022 to 31 December 2022 pdf icon PDF 97 KB

This report sets out the performance of the Key Performance Indicators at Quarter 3 for the period 1 April 2022 to 31 December 2022.

 

Additional documents:

13.

UPDATE FROM THE BEACH ACCESS WORKING PARTY (INFORMATION UPDATE) pdf icon PDF 92 KB

The Chair of the Bognor Regis Beach Access Working Party, Councillor Worne, will provide a brief update of the meeting held on 16 January 2023.

[10 Minutes]

Outside Bodies - Feedback from meetings

14.

Work Programme pdf icon PDF 75 KB

The Committee is required to note the Work Programme for 2022/23.

[5 Minutes]