Agenda

Environment Committee
Thursday 20th January 2022 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 161 KB

The Committee will be asked to approve as a correct record the Minutes of the Environment Committee held on 17 November 2021.

 

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)

 

Outside Bodies - Feedback from meetings

6.

Committee Revenue and Capital Budgets 2022/2023 pdf icon PDF 294 KB

The purpose of the report is for this Committee to consider and recommend its revenue budget for inclusion in the 2022/23 revenue budget, which will be submitted to the Policy and Finance Committee on 10 February 2022. Policy and Finance Committee will consider the overall revenue budget for 2022/23 to make a recommendation to Full Council on 23 February 2022 on the budget to be set and level of Council Tax for the District for 2022/23.

In addition, Committees must consider and recommend their draft capital budget for inclusion in the overall capital programme, which will be submitted to the Policy and Finance Committee on 10 February 2022. Policy and Finance Committee will consider the overall capital programme to make a recommendation to Full Council on 23 February 2022 on the overall capital programme to be set for 2022/23.

[30 Minutes]

7.

Disabled Facilities Grant Charge Recycling Policy pdf icon PDF 148 KB

This report seeks approval for any funds received by the Council, via repayment of Disabled Facilities Grant charges, to be recycled to fund further adaptions for private sector residents.

 

The West Sussex Disabled Facilities Grant Policy 2020-2024 which was approved by Cabinet on 9th December 2019, includes the provision that a Local Land Charge will be placed on the owner occupier’s adapted property where the DFG exceeds £5,000. The land charge will be limited to a maximum of £10,000 (mandatory scheme statutory limit).  The Charge will be incurred if the property is sold within 10 years.

[10 Minutes]

Additional documents:

8.

Enforcement Policy for Environmental Health, Private Sector Housing, Licensing and Cleansing pdf icon PDF 133 KB

The report seeks approval to adopt amendments to the existing enforcement policy for Environmental Health, Private Sector Housing, Licensing and Cleansing the main elements of which are:

-       To include Civil financial penalties for offences under:

a)    The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015

b)    The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020

c)    The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015

-       To provide greater clarity and guidance when considering civil financial penalties as an alternative to prosecution

Other minor amendments have been made, and all alterations are highlighted in the attached policy by way of tracked changes for ease of reference.

Under the Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector Regulations 2020 and the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Regulations 2015, the Council is required to have a Statement of Principles which is published and outlines the procedures for enforcing this legislation and determining the amount of penalty charge, the report seeks approval to adopt these.

The report also seeks delegated authority for the Group Head of Technical Services to make any necessary consequential changes to the attached Enforcement Policy for Environmental Health, Private Sector Housing, Licensing and Cleansing, the Statement of Principles for the Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector Regulations 2020 and the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Regulations 2015 as a result of new legislation or alternative practices.

[10 Minutes]

Additional documents:

9.

Award of Contain Outbreak Management Funding pdf icon PDF 156 KB

This report seeks Member approval to apply Contain Outbreak Management Funding received of £144,364.

The report outlines a number of conditions associated with the award. Failure to comply with these could result in clawback. In addition, Member approval complies with the Council Constitution which states that application of grant awards greater than £5,000 requires approval by the relevant service Committee.

[15 Minutes]

10.

1-2-3 Food Waste & Absorbent Hygiene Products (AHP) Collection Trial Progress Update pdf icon PDF 423 KB

This report provides a progress update on the 1-2-3 Food Waste & Absorbent Hygiene Products (AHP) collections trial which was approved by Cabinet on 16th November 2020 and commenced in May 2021

[40 Minutes]

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11.

Work Programme pdf icon PDF 206 KB

The Committee is required to note the Work Programme for 2021/22.

[5 Minutes]