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Environmental Enforcement Framework

Report of the Executive Director, Economy, Environment & Culture

Decision:

1)             That the Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee approves the updated Environmental Enforcement Framework as detailed in Appendix 1 (tracked changes version) and Appendix 2 (clean version).

 

2)             That the Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee approve the £80 Fixed Penalty Notice for Dog Control Orders.

 

3)             That the Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee approves for a public consultation to take place for the introduction of Public Space Protection Orders to manage environmentally anti-social behaviour as outlined in paragraph 3.18 – 3.20 below.

 

4)             That the Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee grants delegated authority to the Executive Director, Environment, Economy & Culture to enforce the offences included in the updated Environmental Enforcement Framework.

Minutes:

31.1      The Committee considered a report of the Executive Director, Economy, Environment & Culture that sought approval to update the Environmental Enforcement Framework. The Head of Business Support & Projects noted that there was an error in the report at paragraph 5.2 and it was no longer intended to consult on enforcement on cycling along the Promenade nor nitrous oxide cannister littering.

 

31.2      Councillor Wilkinson moved a motion on behalf of the Labour Group to amend the recommendations as shown in bold italics below:

 

2.3   That the Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee approves for a public consultation to take place for the introduction of Public Space Protection Orders to manage environmentally anti-social behaviour as outlined in paragraph 3.18 – 3.20 below, and the outcome of said consultation be reported back to the Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee prior to any decision being made on the use of PSPOs.  

 

31.3      Councillor Fowler formally seconded the motion.

 

31.4      In response to questions from Councillor Williams, it was explained that the issuing of PSPO’s was no more serious or criminalising than the other type of Fixed Penalty Notice’s issued by the council and was intended to be a bespoke measure in hotspots of the city where such issues were a nuisance.

 

31.5      In response to questions from Councillor Brown, it was stated that an update on CCTV enforcement relating to fly tipping and graffiti and what difference the telephone hotlines had made would be reported to the November meeting of the committee.

 

31.6      In response to a matter raised by Councillor Appich, it was explained that the reason that nitrous oxide cannisters would not form part of the consultation was because the issue was already covered in legislation relating to littering. Furthermore, the use of nitrous oxide was illegal and was therefore was a criminal rather than enforcement matter.

 

31.7      The Chair then put the motion to the vote that passed.

 

31.8      The Chair then put the recommendations, as amended to the vote that were agreed.

 

31.9      RESOLVED-

 

1)             That the Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee approves the updated Environmental Enforcement Framework as detailed in Appendix 1 (tracked changes version) and Appendix 2 (clean version).

 

2)             That the Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee approve the £80 Fixed Penalty Notice for Dog Control Orders.

 

3)             That the Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee approves for a public consultation to take place for the introduction of Public Space Protection Orders to manage environmentally anti-social behaviour as outlined in paragraph 3.18 – 3.20 below.

 

4)             That the Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee grants delegated authority to the Executive Director, Environment, Economy & Culture to enforce the offences included in the updated Environmental Enforcement Framework.

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