The Environment Select Committee
What does this committee do?
The Environment Select Committee is one of the council’s scrutiny committees. This means that members of this committee are local councillors who are not part of the council’s decision-making leadership team. Instead, the role of this committee is to scrutinise hold the council’s leadership to account, and to investigate issues affecting life in the borough. The topics and policy areas that fall within the remit of this committee are listed below.
Topics this Select Committee can scrutinise
The Environment Select Committee has the power to scrutinise topics related to:
- the preservation, enhancement, and protection of the built and natural environment and partnerships connected to this;
- the performance of the Planning Department;
- environmental quality and cleanliness,
- pollution and environmental health matters;
- traffic management;
- and other related issues.
Current priorities for this Select Committee
The main scrutiny priorities for the Environment Select Committee were decided by the Overview and Scrutiny Committee in September 2020.
Over the next municipal year, the Environment Select Committee has been tasked with scrutinising four priority topics:
- The delivery of the Council commitment to become a carbon-neutral organisation by 2030
- How the Council can improve the management of streets by developing a single resident-facing customer service
- Healthy homes
- Planning policy
The Select Committee will carry out scrutiny of these topics throughout the municipal year. Meeting papers and agendas are available on the Council committee pages.