Agenda and minutes

Venue: This meeting will be held virtually via Zoom, and livestreamed here: - Virtual meeting

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 107 KB

To agree the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 9 December 2020, as a correct record.


Resolved: That the Minutes of the Committee held on 9 December 2020 be approved and signed by the Chairman as a correct record.  


Declarations of Interest

Any interests not already registered.


No additional declarations of interest were made.


Actions from Previous Meeting


There were none.


Update from Portfolio Holder


The Portfolio Holder, and Chairman took the opportunity to thank the Refuse Collectors and the Teams who had continue to be an inspiration during the Christmas and New Year period. There had been a number of team members off due to illness, and record levels of waste was generated.  Green waste collection was halted briefly but there were huge efforts to ensure it was all caught up. The teams were amazing for their work.  


Referral from Cabinet or the Audit committee


There were none.


Net Zero 2030: January Update 2021 pdf icon PDF 174 KB


The Principal Planning Officer (Policy) presented the report which recommended the agreement of the Net Zero 2030 actions for 2021-22. The report set out the relationship between climate change mitigation, that was tackling the causes of climate change through reducing carbon emissions, and climate change adaptations which was helping the built and natural environment become more resilient to the expected changes in the climate.


Whilst the net zero work focused on reducing the Council’s carbon emissions, it  also linked to the wider environmental impacts and therefore included climate change adaptation measures through, for example: conservation & enhancement of biodiversity, reducing the impact and risk of flooding, water efficiency measures and improvements to the natural environment.


The Net Zero 2030 actions had been updated and revised to take account of new opportunities and innovations. Progress in achieving the actions would be delivered through specific delivery projects and some actions and delivery projects would be ongoing into future years due to improvements.  All projects would be assessed and undergo a review once complete to evaluate the success and impact of the projects.


Members took the opportunity to ask questions and share their experiences.


Public Sector Equality Duty
Members noted that consideration had been given to impacts under the Public Sector Equality Duty.


Resolved: That it be recommended to Cabinet to agree the Net Zero 2030 actions for 2021-22.



Scrap Metal Dealer Licence Fees 2021-2022 pdf icon PDF 149 KB


The Committee considered the report which set out the proposed fees for an application for a Scrap Metal licence. Members were advised that there were two types of licence; a site licence and a collector’s licence which lasts for 3 years. Collectors would need a licence in each local authority area they collected in. The fees were set on a cost recovery basis and were an essential component of the new regime as it provided local authorities with the funding needed to administer the legislation and ensure compliance.

Members asked questions of clarification and it was confirmed that the mobile collector was defined as a person who carries on a business as a scrap metal dealer otherwise than at a site and regularly engages in the course of that business in collecting waste materials and old broken, worn-out or defaced articles by visits of door to door.

Public Sector Equality Duty

Members noted that consideration had been given to impacts under the Public Sector Equality Duty.

Resolved: That it be recommended to Cabinet that the fees as set out below be approved and implemented as of 1 April 2021.

Type of Application

Current Fee

Proposed Fee

Site Licence – Grant (3 years)



Site Licence – Renewal (3 years)



Collectors Licence Grant/Renewal (3 years)



Minor administrative change to licence



Variation – change of site manager



Variation from collector to site licence



Variation from site to collector licence






Work Plan pdf icon PDF 90 KB


The work plan was noted.


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