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Agenda and minutes

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Disclosures of Personal & Prejudicial Interests.


In accordance with the Code of Conduct adopted by the City and County of Swansea, no interests were declared.



Minutes: pdf icon PDF 115 KB

To approve and sign the Minutes of the previous meeting(s) as a correct record.


Resolved that the Minutes of the Economy and Infrastructure Policy Development & Delivery Committee held on 16 August, 2018, be approved as a correct record.


Green Fleet. pdf icon PDF 272 KB

Additional documents:


The Fleet Manager introduced the Green Fleet Policy and gave an overview of the background, policy statement and scope, green fleet strategies, vehicle use and green fleet targets, monitoring and governance.


The Director of Place reiterated that the ‘grey fleet’ would be considered as an addendum to this Policy at a later time.


Members’ discussed the costs of electric refuse lorries; Swansea University’s hydrogen refuelling trial and sharing the Council’s best practice with other local authorities.


The Director of Place stated that Members views were sought in regard to vehicle specification and selection detailed in paragraph 3.4.  He confirmed the procedure involved in the tendering process and the Council’s commitment to trials prior to procurement.


The Fleet Manager referred to the ‘spot hire regime’ which could be expensive depending on the weight of the vehicle.  He confirmed that the Council was a a member of the ‘All Wales Framework for the Lease of Vehicles’ and as such benefitted from reduced leasing rates.


The Cabinet Member for Homes and Energy thanked the Officers for their commitment to Green Fleet Strategy.


Resolved that:


1.     The key Green Fleet criteria listed in 3.5 of the report be agreed,

2.     The report be amended to include the work programme and targets over the next 12 months and submitted to the Committee in October prior to proceeding to Cabinet; and

3.     The Fleet Manager to circulate a standard contract award document to Members for information.





Feedback from site visit to River Corridor on 20/08/18.


The Chair stated that the site visit had been very educational and highlighted the key issues:


·       The impressive historical knowledge of the staff on both river tours.

·       Ensuring the area is recognised as a wildlife corridor with key ecological assets. 

·       The opportunities available to private landowners and agencies all of which have an interest and are happy to engage.

·       Ensuring that the east side of the river is not overlooked. 

·       The opportunities that exist for the museum stores


The Director of Place detailed the potential grants available which may provide an opportunity to restore and open up an educational visitor centre.  He stated that he would provide an update in relation to retentions and rotation policy at the museum stores.


Resolved that:


1.     The Democratic Services Officer send notification of the River Corridor Workshop which is scheduled for Monday, 22 October, 2018 12.30 until 2.30 in Committee Room 1, Civic Centre,

2.     Members consider specific issues for discussion at the workshop.

3.     The Director of Place discuss accessibility and retentions/rotations policy of the museum stores with the Head of Cultural Services.



Workplan 2018/2019. pdf icon PDF 91 KB


Resolved that the revisions to the work plan 2018 – 2019 be agreed as follows:




1.     Green Fleet.

2.     Co-operative Housing (Head of Property Services to attend).

3.     Wind Street Pedestriansiation – Feedback from Consultation on 14/09/18. (City Centre Manager to attend)


1.     Homes as Power Stations (Cabinet Member for Homes and Energy to attend).

2.     Green Infrastructure Strategy.


1.     Transportation Strategy.



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