Agenda

Environment, Communities and Fire Select Committee
Thursday, 9th May, 2019 10.30 am

Venue: County Hall, Chichester

Contact: Sally Manning on 033 022 23883  Email:  sally.manning@westsussex.gov.uk

Items
Note No. Item

10.30 am

1.

Declarations of Interest

Members and officers must declare any pecuniary or personalinterest in any business on the agenda. They should also make declarations at any stage such an interest becomes apparent during the meeting. Consideration should be given to leaving the meeting if the nature of the interest warrants it.  If in doubt please contact Democratic Services before the meeting.

2.

Minutes of the last meeting of the Committee pdf icon PDF 108 KB

The Committee is asked to agree the minutes of the meeting held on 13 March 2019 (cream paper).

3.

Urgent Matters

Items not on the agenda which the Chairman of the meeting is of the opinion should be considered as a matter of urgency by reason of special circumstances, including cases where the Committee needs to be informed of budgetary or performance issues affecting matters within its terms of reference, which have emerged since the publication of the agenda.

4.

Responses to Recommendations pdf icon PDF 76 KB

The Committee is asked to note the responses to recommendations made at the 13 March 2019 meeting:

 

a)   Call-in A29 Realignment Scheme from the Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure

b)   Highways and Transport Improvement Schemes from the Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure

c)   Draft Guidance on Parking at New Developments from the Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure

d)   Community Hubs and Plans for Worthing Library from the Cabinet Member for Safer, Stronger Communities

5.

Appointment of new member to Business Planning Group

The Committee is asked to appoint a new Conservative member to the Group to fill a vacancy.

10.45 am

6.

Economic Growth Plan 2018 - 2023 Action Plan pdf icon PDF 99 KB

Report by the Executive Director Economy, Infrastructure and the Environment

 

The Committee is asked to consider progress and the annual Action Plan.

Additional documents:

11.45 am

7.

Halewick Lane Battery Storage Project pdf icon PDF 106 KB

Report by Executive Director Economy, Infrastructure and Environment and Director of Energy, Waste and Environment.

 

The Committee is asked to consider the proposal for the scheme and the recommendations to the Cabinet Member for Environment contained in the report.

Additional documents:

Adjournment for lunch

The Committee will adjourn for half an hour for lunch.

1.00 pm

8.

Highways Maintenance Service Procurement pdf icon PDF 59 KB

Report by Executive Director Economy, Infrastructure and Environment and Director of Highways and Transport

 

The Committee is asked to consider the proposed Procurement Strategy.

Additional documents:

9.

West Sussex Crowd pdf icon PDF 663 KB

Report by Director of Law and Assurance.

 

The Committee is asked to consider performance of the West Sussex Crowd.

Additional documents:

2.45 pm

10.

Business Planning Group Report pdf icon PDF 46 KB

The report informs the Committee of the Business Planning Group meeting held on 18 March 2019, setting out the key issues discussed.

 

The Committee is asked to endorse the contents of this report, and particularly the Committee’s Work Programme revised to reflect the Business Planning Group’s discussions (attached at Appendix A).

Additional documents:

11.

Requests for Call-in

There have been no requests for call-in to the Select Committee and within its constitutional remit since the date of the last meeting.  The Director of Law and Assurance will report any requests since the publication of the agenda papers.

12.

Forward Plan of Key Decisions pdf icon PDF 157 KB

Extract from Forward Plan dated 24 April 2019.

 

An extract from any Forward Plan published between the date of despatch of the agenda and the date of the meeting will be tabled at the meeting.

 

The Committee is asked to consider whether it wishes to enquire into any of the forthcoming decisions within its portfolio.

13.

Possible Items for Future Scrutiny

Members to mention any items which they believe to be of relevance to the business of the Select Committee, and suitable for scrutiny, e.g. raised with them by constituents arising from central government initiatives etc.

 

If any member puts forward such an item, the Committee’s role at this meeting is just to assess, briefly, whether to refer the matter to its Business Planning Group (BPG) to consider in detail.

3.00 pm
5 mins

14.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee will be held on 20 June 2019 at 10.30 am at County Hall, Chichester.  Probable agenda items include:

 

·         Events Protocol

·         Review Integrated Risk Management Plan Action Plans

·         2018/19 Fire and Rescue Service Performance Review and Annual Report

·         HMICFRS Inspection Report

·         Highways and Transport Service Area Review – Highways Maintenance Plan

 

Any member wishing to place an item on the agenda for the meeting must notify the Director of Law and Assurance by 10 June 2019.