The Environment & Housing Committee has responsibility for planning policy and the built environment, roads, parks and open space, waste, housing and the enforcement and sustainability agendas, liaising with the Public Safety Committee on matters of common interest.

The Committee oversees all matters relating to:

  • Road Traffic Regulation;
  • Public Transportation;
  • Road Network Management;
  • Housing;
  • Building Standards;
  • Consumer Protection;
  • Environmental Health;
  • Trading Standards;
  • Transportation Planning;
  • Planning Policy;
  • Roads Network Maintenance and Construction;
  • Street Cleansing;
  • Waste Management;
  • Flood Prevention;
  • Fleet Management and Maintenance;
  • National Park;
  • Public access to the outdoors;
  • Cemeteries,
  • Churchyards etc;
  • Grounds Maintenance;
  • Facilities Management;
  • Fisheries Management.

The Environment & Housing Committee is empowered to perform the following insofar as these are not limited by reservation to the Council itself:

(1) Formulating, examining and approving policies, strategies and plans relating to its areas of responsibility. Where any new policies or changes to policies would have a significant impact on the Council’s strategic objectives, corporate policies or its resources, the Committee should not approve that policy/ change to policy but should instead refer it to Council for approval with or without recommendations.

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