Environment and Communities Scrutiny Committee - Wednesday, 3rd March, 2021 10.30 am

Venue: Virtual meeting with restricted public access

Contact: Sally Manning on 033 022 23883  Email:


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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.


Minutes of the last meeting of the Committee pdf icon PDF 182 KB

The Committee is asked to agree the minutes of the meeting held on 11 January 2021 (cream paper).


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.


Responses to Recommendations pdf icon PDF 301 KB

The Committee is asked to note the responses to recommendations made at the 11 January 2021 meeting from the Cabinet Member for Environment.

10.45 am


Household Waste Recycling Site (HWRS) Booking System pdf icon PDF 48 KB

Report by Director of Environment and Public Protection.


 The Committee is invited to consider:


1. Whether the proposals will adequately and proportionately address the issues identified.


2. The adequacy of the consultation arrangements.


The Chairman will summarise the output of the debate for consideration by the Committee.

Additional documents:

11.45 am


Forward Plan of Key Decisions pdf icon PDF 143 KB

Extract fromthe ForwardPlan dated 18 February – attached.


Anextract fromanyForwardPlan publishedbetween the date of despatchof the agenda and the date of the meetingwill be tabled at the meeting.


The Committee is asked to consider whetheritwishes to enquireinto any of the forthcoming decisions withinits portfolio.


Requests for Call-in

There have been no requests for call-in to the Scrutiny 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.


Possible Items for Future Scrutiny

Members to mention any items which they believe to be of relevance to the business of the Scrutiny 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.


Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee will be held on 9 June 2021 at 10.30am.


Any member wishing to place an item on the agenda for the meeting must notify the Director of Law and Assurance by 27 May 2021.