The WARWICKSHIRE WASTE MANAGEMENT FORUM met at Warwick on 19 April 2005 Present: North Warwickshire Borough Council Councillor Peter Fowler Officers Peter Staveley Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council - Officers Barry Scotchbrook Rugby Borough Council Councillor Catherine Robbins Officers Andy D. Smith David Johnson Stratford-on-Avon District Council Councillor Alan Akeister Officer Chris Dobson Warwick District Council Councillor Margaret Begg (Vice Chair) Officer Richard Dobbs Warwickshire County Council Councillor Ken Browne (Chair) Councillor Jose Compton Councillor Chris Davis Izzi Seccombe Officers Roy Burton Glenn Fleet Jean Hardwick Ian Marriott Martin Stott Kalen Wood 05-04-19 1. Also Present: Councillors Eithne Goode (Warwickshire County Council). Councillor Bob Crowther (Warwick DC) Steve Ogilvie and Jim Poll (AEA Technology) David Badger (Arup Consultants) 1. Apologies Apologies for absence were submitted from Councillor Geoff. Ashford and Councillor Balder Sandar (Warwick DC). 2. Disclosures of Personal and Prejudicial Interests None. 3. Minutes of the meeting held on 25 January 2005 Resolved that the minutes of the Forum meeting held on 25 January 2005, copies having been circulated, be approved and signed by the Chair. 4. Presentation by Steve Ogilvie and John Poll, AEA Technology Plc. on the Markets for Products from Waste Treatment. Roy Burton explained that, as part of the Government’s free consultancy service, the consultants, AEA Technology, had been commissioned to carry out an investigation into the markets for products from waste. Steve Ogilvie and Jim Poll, with the aid of a power point presentation (attached) summarised the findings of the study undertaken by AEA Technology to inform the Forum of the potential regional markets for the likely products from waste treatments. The conclusions of the study found that the – Local markets for compost produced from source separated material were developing; Markets for glass and plastic produced by some types of MBT process might be limited; Markets for compost products produced by MBT plants were limited. No potential local market was identified; Markets for fuel products produced by MBT plants were currently limited, but might develop. A possible local market for some of the product that would be produced had been identified. Following questions and a brief discussion – 05-04-19 2. The Chair thanked the consultants for their helpful and informative presentation. 5. Waste Strategy – Summary of Results of Consultation Workshops and Programme for Completion. Kalen Wood presented the report of the Director of Planning, Transport and Economic Strategy detailing the results of the public consultation on the draft waste strategy. She highlighted that, despite a disappointing low attendance, the workshops were well received and the majority of participants were positive about the preferred options. Kalen Wood said that further consultation would need to take place on the draft Strategy. Referring to paragraph 3.1 of the report she said that a Statement of Strategy had been submitted to Defra on 13 April 2005 and that the final draft Strategy would be ready by the end of July/beginning of August. This revised timetable would require an additional meeting of the Forum to be convened at the end of May, after the election. Resolved that – (1) the report be noted; (2) an additional meeting of the Forum be arranged, to take place after the 17 May 2005 (the first Cabinet meeting after the elections). 6. Warwickshire Waste Partnership Members considered the report of the Director of Planning, Transport and Economic Strategy outlining the review carried out by Arup following the Waste Forum’s Away Day. David Badger, representing Arup, presented the proposals discussed at the Away Day. He highlighted paragraph – 2.1.1 and reported that Hampshire County Council had indicated that it might withdraw from its Partnership because it considered that the districts did not share a common vision. 2.1.5 and the need for a mechanism for agreeing and sharing costs. 2.1.7 and the need to agree the adoption of an overall countywide standard for waste collection and recycling levels which would help to encourage economies of scale. Discussion followed as to how this proposal should be progressed. The general view was that the officers needed to discuss the 05-04-19 3. proposal further to reach agreement before discussion by the district and borough’s relevant Overview and Scrutiny Committees, after the elections. Resolved that the Forum – (1) adopts the new title of “Warwickshire Waste Partnership”, (2) asks the officers to discuss the partnership proposal further to reach agreement on a way forward for consideration by the Forum and then each Council 7. Any other business None. 8. Future Meeting dates Resolved to note the provisional dates for future meetings as follows (to be confirmed after the Elections):- Tuesday 13th September 2005 (provisional) Tuesday 15th November 2005 (provisional) Tuesday 24th January 2006 (provisional) ………………………………. Chair of Forum The meeting closed 3:30 p.m. 05-04-19 4.
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