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PART 1 - PUBLIC

SSE 20/12

Declarations of interest pdf icon PDF 3 KB

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest made in accordance with the Code of Conduct.

SSE 20/13

Minutes pdf icon PDF 206 KB

To confirm as a correct record the Notes of the meeting of the Street Scene and Environment Services Advisory Board held on 5 March 2020

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the notes of the meeting of the Street Scene and Environment Services Advisory Board held on 5 March 2020 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

Matters for recommendation to the Cabinet

SSE 20/14

Street Scene, Waste and Parking - Response to Covid 19 pdf icon PDF 302 KB

The report provides an update on progress with the themes/activities identified within the Street Scene, Waste and Parking section of the approved First Year Addendum to the Council’s Corporate Strategy

Minutes:

Decision Notice D200064MEM

 

The report of the Director of Street Scene, Leisure and Technical Services provided updates on progress with the themes/activities identified within the Street Scene, Waste and Parking section of the approved First Year Addendum to the Council’s Corporate Strategy. This included updates within Street Scene and Waste on service performance, the roll out of the new service arrangements to flats/communal areas, the reintroduction of the weekend bulky collection service, subscriptions for garden waste and the transfer of public conveniences to Parish Councils. Additionally, updates were provided on the timescales for the introduction of new car parking charges, consultation on parking charges in Aylesford and Martin Square car parks and for the potential introduction of digital payment options to car parks.

 

RECOMMENDED:  That:

 

(1)          the update to the approved First Year Addendum to the Council’s Corporate Strategy be noted;

 

(2)          the reintroduction of the Weekend Bulky Waste Collection (Saturday Freighter Service) be considered following the completion of a full health and safety assessment and receipt of  reassurance that appropriate measures can be implemented to ensure the safety of those using and operating it;

 

(3)          the trial/pilot roll-out of the new service arrangements for flats and communal properties takes place in a designated area of Tonbridge in January 2021, with the intention to roll it out across the rest of the Borough in March/April/May 2021; and

 

(4)          the reduction of Bring Bank/Recycling sites across the Borough be commenced prior to the new service provision being rolled out to the flats and communal properties.  

SSE 20/15

Climate Change Strategy pdf icon PDF 224 KB

The report provides an update on the Draft Climate Change Strategy and Year 1 Action Plan in light of the consultation response.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report of the Chief Executive provided an update on the Draft Climate Change Strategy and Year 1 Action Plan in light of the responses to the public consultation undertaken between 1 March and 30 June 2020.  The report highlighted the key themes and concerns identified by the respondents and details of revisions made to the Climate Change Strategy 2020-2030 and the Year 1 Action Plan were set out at Annexes 2 and 3 to the report. 

 

RECOMMENDED:  That

 

(1)          the revised Climate Change Strategy, as set out at Annex 2 to the report, be adopted;

 

(2)          the Year 1 Climate Change Action Plan, as set out at Annex 3 to the report, be adopted; and

 

(3)          options for the establishment of a Climate Change Forum, to provide a mechanism for engagement with key stakeholders and interested parties, be explored and reported to a future meeting of the Street Scene and Environment Services Advisory Board.

*Referred to Cabinet

SSE 20/16

Off-Street Car Parking Charges pdf icon PDF 126 KB

The report provides an update on the current position and proposed timescale for the implementation of proposed changes to off-street car parking charges

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The joint report of the Director of Street Scene, Leisure and Technical Services and the Director of Finance and transformation provided an update on the current position and proposed timescale for the implementation of proposed changes to off-street car parking charges.  Particular reference was made to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on traffic patterns and parking habits and to the delay in undertaking car park usage and customer surveys. 

 

RECOMMENDED:  That

 

(1)          the revised off-street parking fees and charges as previously agreed by the Street Scene and Environment Services Advisory Board (as set out at Annex 1 to this report) be progressed to come into effect from 4 April 2021 in line with all relevant legislation; and

 

(2)          a survey to ascertain user profiles and duration of stay at the Martin Square and Aylesford car parks be undertaken at a point in time when it is deemed the parking has returned to some level of normality following the Covid-19 pandemic.

*Referred to Cabinet

SSE 20/17

Draft Updated Air Quality Action Plan pdf icon PDF 145 KB

The report provides an updated Air Quality Action Plan and identifies actions to be taken to reduce pollutants within the 6 Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs) and to tackle Nitrogen Dioxide across the Borough as a whole

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decision Notice D200065MEM

 

The report of the Director of Planning, Housing and Environmental Health provided an updated Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) for the six Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs) within the Borough.  The AQAP outlined actions to be taken to reduce concentrations of pollutants within the AQMAs so that, eventually, these could be revoked.   The actions identified within the AQAP would also be used to tackle Nitrogen Dioxide across the Borough as a whole.

 

RECOMMENDED:  That the Draft Amended Air Quality Action Plan, as set out at Annex 2 to the report, be endorsed and the wider statutory consultation be undertaken.   

SSE 20/18

Extension of the existing Allington Integrated Waste Management Facility Statutory Pre-Application Consultation until 16 October 2020 - Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) - Development Consent Order (DCO) pdf icon PDF 322 KB

The report advises of the statutory pre-application consultation for a Development Consent Order to extend the Integrated Waste Management Incinerator at Allington.  The report provides a basic overview of the NSIP process, identifies likely time frames and key points for consideration and proposes a response to the consultation.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report of the Director of Planning, Housing and Environmental Health set out details of the statutory pre-application consultation for a Development Consent Order to extend the Integrated Waste Management Incinerator at Allington.  The report provided a basic overview of the consultation process for a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project, identified likely timeframes and key points for consideration and set out a proposed response to the public consultation to be submitted by 16 October 2020.

 

RECOMMENDED:  That

 

(1)             the content of the report be noted; and

 

(2)             the Director of Planning, Housing and Environmental Health, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Street Scene and Environment Services, issue the response set out at Annex 9 to the report as the Council’s formal position on the public consultation.

*Referred to Cabinet

Matters submitted for Information

SSE 20/19

Environmental Health Performance 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 232 KB

The report summarises the operational activities of the Council in relation to the statutory Environmental Health functions undertaken by the Environmental Protection Team and the Food and Safety Team for 2019/2020.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report of the Director of Planning, Housing and Environmental Health provided a summary of operational activities and performance in respect of the statutory functions undertaken by the Environmental Protection Team and the Food and Safety Team in 2019/20.

SSE 20/20

Waste and Street Scene Services Update pdf icon PDF 316 KB

The report highlights a number of issues and initiatives managed by the Waste and Street Scene Services team.

Minutes:

The report of the Director of Street Scene, Leisure and Technical Services provided details of a number of issues and initiatives managed by the Waste and Street Scene Services team.

SSE 20/21

Exclusion of Press and Public pdf icon PDF 4 KB

The Chairman to move that the press and public be excluded from the remainder of the meeting during consideration of any items the publication of which would disclose exempt information.

Minutes:

There were no items considered in private.