Agenda and decisions

Street Scene and Environment Services Advisory Board - Tuesday, 23rd November, 2021 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Gibson Drive, Kings Hill

Contact: Democratic Services  Email: committee.services@tmbc.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

PART 1 - PUBLIC

2.

Declarations of interest pdf icon PDF 3 KB

Members in any doubt about such declarations are advised to contact Legal or Democratic Services in advance of the meeting

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 209 KB

To confirm as a correct record the Notes of the meeting of the Street Scene and Environment Services Advisory Board held on 31 August 2021

 

Matters for recommendation to the Cabinet

4.

Review of Fees and Charges pdf icon PDF 336 KB

This report sets out the proposed fees and charges for the provision of services in respect of garden waste subscriptions, household bulky refuse & fridge/freezer collections, “missed” refuse collections, stray dog redemption fees, pest control, food certificates, contaminated land monitoring and private water supplies from 1 April 2022.

5.

Review of Car Parking Fees and Charges pdf icon PDF 398 KB

This report brings forward recommendations for existing car parking fees and charges for implementation from 1st April 2022

6.

River Lawn, Tonbridge pdf icon PDF 324 KB

This report considers the possibility of the Council applying for Village Green status for River Lawn, Tonbridge and suggests the future rewilding of the site.

Additional documents:

Decision:

(Joint report of Director of Central Services & Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Street Scene, Leisure and Technical Services)

 

Consideration was given to a number of options in respect of the land at River Lawn including applications for Village Green status or Local Green space designation in the Local Plan and the future rewilding of the site.

 

There was also an update provided on the Public Rights of Way (PROW) which the Borough Council had previously objected to.  It was reported that a decision on the application made by Kent County Council might not be issued until 2023 due to the backlog of cases.

 

Following consideration by the Street Scene and Environment Services Advisory Board, the Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change resolved that:

 

(1)             the area of land at River Lawn, Tonbridge (shown at Annex 1 to the report) be considered for designation in the Local Plan as a Local Green Space;

 

(2)             the proposal to partially rewild the land in partnership with the Medway Valley Countryside Partnership be progressed in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change; and

 

(3)             the objections to the Public Rights of Way Order (PROW) be withdrawn.

Matters submitted for Information

7.

Waste Services Update pdf icon PDF 269 KB

This report updates on a number of issues and initiatives managed by the Waste & Street Scene Services team, including service performance, fly tipping & enforcement, and the recycling bin pilot to flats in Tonbridge

9.

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.