Environmental Services Committee

Date: Tuesday, 11 Feb 2020 Time: 7:00 PM


1.    Apologies

2.    Declarations of Interest

3.    Minutes of Meeting held Tuesday 14 January 2020 (summary attached)

FOR DECISION (Items 4 - 7 inclusive)

4.    Property Certificate & Non Statutory Charges Fee Increase (report attached)

5.    Review of Street Trading at Lammas Fair 2019 (report attached)

6.    Update to Persons Appointed as Public Analyst (report attached)

7.    Technical Guidance: Planning and Noise: Assessment of Noise from Dog Kennelling and Boarding Establishments (report attached)

FOR INFORMATION (Items 8 - 15 inclusive)

8.    Amusement Permit Renewals (report attached)

9.    Cinema Licence Renewals (report attached)

10.  Entertainment Licence Renewals (report attached)

11.  Licences Issued Under Delegated Authority (report attached)

12.  Street Trading Licence Renewals (report attached)

13.  Dual Language Street Signage Applications (report attached)

14.  DAERA Consultation on the Waste Prevention Programme 2019 – ‘Stopping Waste in it’s Tracks’ (report attached)

15.  Northern Ireland Local Authority Collected Municipal Waste Management Statistics (Quarterly Provisional Estimates for April to June 2019 & July to September 2019) (report attached)

16.  Correspondence

17.  Consultation Documents

18.  Conferences  

19.  Matters for Reporting to Partnership Panel

20.  Notice of Motion proposed by Councillor Baird, seconded by Alderman Hillis (referred from Council Meeting 7 January 2020)

A Million Trees to Secure our Future on Earth

“It is now clear from empirical evidence that we face a global climate change challenge. The Earth’s atmosphere is warming at a fast rate and while we must continue to reduce our carbon emissions we can help redress the problem by conserving and planting many more trees. A tree can store 48 lbs of carbon dioxide in one year and sequester 1ton of CO2 by the time it reaches 40 years old. Sadly Northern Ireland has the lowest tree coverage in the UK at only 8%.

Reforestation a very effective solution in mitigation of the impending climate crisis and as a Council I propose that we set a target of planting 100,000 trees over this term of Council in our Borough. I further propose that we ask other Councils to join us and make it 1Million trees across Northern Ireland.

Tree planting on this scale will make a difference with benefits not only to store carbon but reduce flooding risk, extend natural habitats and promote physical and mental well being for our citizens.

Council should make tree planting a priority in all environmental schemes and involve all our Communities including farmers and business in this strategy to ensure inclusivity, commitment and success. Funding may be obtained from a variety of sources such as the newly announce National Lottery Community Fund which is directed specifically at climate change. Commitment to tree planting will make a huge difference and I urge you to back this motion and ask other Councils to join with us in improving the environment in Northern Ireland.”

21.  Notice of Motion proposed by Alderman Fielding, seconded by Councillor McLean (referred from Council Meeting 7 January 2020)“That this Council provides a permanent toilet facility at Portstewart Harbour for the use of Boat Owners.”

22.  Any Other Relevant Business (notified in accordance with Standing Order 12 (o))

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