Committee details

Environment, Communities and Fire Select Committee

Purpose of committee

The Environment, Communities and Fire Select Committee is responsible for the overview and scrutiny of:

      Economic strategy

      Coast and countryside (including rights of way) and environment - rural and urban, national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty

      Transport planning and highway services, public transport, aviation

      Land-use planning, minerals, waste (minimisation, management and  planning)

      Fire and rescue

      Community safety

      Trading standards

      Gypsies, Roma and travellers

      Emergency planning

      Police liaison

      Registration services


      Arts, heritage and archives

      Crime and disorder matters (as per the Police and Justice Act 2006)

      Drug and alcohol action

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The current committee was called the Environmental and Community Services Select Committee prior to December 2017.



Contact information

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