Agenda and draft minutes

Community Board - Wednesday, 5th January, 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber

Contact: Linda Coote  Email: linda.coote@gosport.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

106.

Apologies for non-attendance

Minutes:

There were no apologies and reduced numbers

107.

Declarations of Interest

All Members are required to disclose at this point in the meeting or as soon as possible thereafter, any disclosable pecuniary interest or personal interest in any item(s) being considered at this meeting.  

Minutes:

There were none

108.

Minutes of the previous meeting of the Community Board held 3 November 2021 pdf icon PDF 213 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED: that the minutes of the meeting held on 3 November 2021 be signed as a true and correct record.

109.

Deputations - Standing Order 3.4

(NOTE: The Board is required to receive a deputation(s) on a matter which is before the meeting of the Board provided that notice of the intended deputation and its object shall have been received by the Borough Solicitor by 12 noon on Friday 24th December 2021.  The total time for deputations in favour and against a proposal shall not exceed 10 minutes).

Minutes:

There were none

110.

Public Questions - Standing Order 3.5

(NOTE: The Board is required to allow a total of 15 minutes for questions from Members of the public on matters within the terms of reference of the Board provided that notice of such Question(s) shall have been submitted to the Borough Solicitor by 12 noon on Friday 24th December  2021).

 

Minutes:

There were none

111.

Electric Charging Points pdf icon PDF 151 KB

This report summarises the Council’s position regarding the installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Points (EVCPs) in public car parks and Council property.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report by the Head of Streetscene summarizing the Council’s position regarding the installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Points (EVCP) in public car parks and Council property.

 

Members were advised that since publication of the report the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles had extended grants to car park schemes, if they are near to residential areas.

 

In answer to a question, Members were advised that market forces drive the positioning of the initial locations, as they need to be in the busiest and therefore the most profitable car parks. If other locations become more commercially viable then they would indeed be considered.

 

Members were pleased that it was Green Lane in Hardway that would be on the list for an EVCP, as the type of housing in that area makes it difficult to park on street, and the visiting yachtsmen could make use of the facility.

 

The Chairman advised that suggestions from Members would form part of the discussions with potential suppliers.

 

Members were advised that the scale of charges would be visible before the contract was agreed. Any changes to those charges would be down to market forces which should help control and minimise increases as users would be familiar with charges in other areas.

 

It was explained that a 15 year contract made the scheme commercially viable and would assist the supplier in re-couping the substantial investment necessary. Contracts would be called off from existing frameworks such as the Hampshire based or ESPO. Companies on these frameworks would have already completed due diligence, and our own procurement system would  ensure best value for money

 

It was pointed out that there are three potential options for EVCPs, those provided by commercial organisations such as supermarkets and garages, the off road parking type that this report covers and the on road option which would be under the remit of Hampshire County Council who may not see Gosport as a priority. The grants that have only just become available cover installation, but Gosport Borough Council would have to bear the maintenance costs.

 

Members were advised that the car parks would be redesigned to provide large parking bays with charging points, and road markings to inform that they are for electric vehicles only. Each car park would have 2 or 4 bays to hopefully ensure an available charging point. Any non electric car found to be parked in these bays would be dealt with by enforcement. The electric vehicle would still have to pay the parking charge or be in possession of a permit.

 

Members were reminded that the Local Plan is still waiting to be approved by the inspectorate and once approved will run until 2038. The plan is for Gosport Borough Council to mandate future new builds to provide a certain amount of points.

 

In answer to a Members question, Officers advised that in the context of a fully funded business model, the costs of supply installation and maintenance would be born by  ...  view the full minutes text for item 111.

112.

Joint Municipal Waste Management Strategy pdf icon PDF 210 KB

To seek approval for the Joint Municipal Waste Management Strategy (JMWMS), appended to this report, produced by Project Integra (PI) of which the council is a member

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report by the Head of Streetscene seeking approval for the Joint Municipal Waste Management Strategy (JMWMS) produced by Project Integra (PI) of which the Council is a member.

 

There were no updates from Officers.

 

Members were advised that although there was nothing hard and fast until the new Government strategy was released, it was very likely that the new routine would involve an additional wheeled bin, as sacks/bags had been prohibited by the Health & Safety Executive due the number of accidents and incidents caused through the lifting of heavy bags. It was still undecided if there would be kerbside sorting or not, as Hampshire are moving away from kerbside sorting due to the logistics and problems of blocking narrow streets and slowing traffic.

 

Members were advised that Gosport, whilst being within the top 25% for low waste creation, was bad at cross contamination.

 

The Chairman advised that approving the strategy put Gosport in a good position, allowing decisions to be made, in conjunction with other unitaries and County once the Government strategy becomes available. There is a lot of work to do, starting with reduction in waste production, and then finding solutions to the particular problems of collections from Gosports narrow streets, terraced houses and back alleys.

 

Members welcomed the potential increase in recycling in the Borough and felt that there may have to be an acceptance of the inconvenience the additional collections caused.

 

 

RESOLVED: That the Board approved the Joint Municipal Waste Management Strategy (JMWMS)

113.

Any Other Items