Agenda and minutes

Special, Joint Meetings of Economic and Community Regeneration / Environment and Highways Scrutiny Committees
Friday, 3rd March, 2017 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Port Talbot Civic Centre. View directions

No. Item


Appointment of chairperson


Agreed that Councillor A. Llewelyn be appointed Chairperson for the meeting.




The Committee Scrutinidsed the following matter:


Cabinet Board Proposals


2.1     Consideration of the Renewable and Low Carbon Energy Consultation, Draft Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG), the Design Consultation Draft SPG and the Highway Technical Design Guide for Residential and Commercial Developments Consultation Draft.


Members considered the Consultation Draft renewable and Low Carbon Energy Supplementary Planning Guidance and Highway Technical Design Guide for Residential and Commercial Developments.


It was noted that the use of Supplementary Planning Guidance was a means of setting out more detailed topic or site specific guidance on the way in which the policies of the Local Development Plan.


Members queried why there was no Equality Impact Assessment included. Officers confirmed that a screening exercise had been carried out which concluded that there was no requirement for an Equality Impact Assessment.


Members asked was there any progress on the Tidal Lagoon which is joint venture between us and City and County of Swansea. Officers confirmed that it was an excellent project with positive outcomes; however we are still awaiting a response from Welsh Government on the submitted project plans.


Members were concerned over the future of the bio mass plant in Margam.


Following scrutiny the Committee were supportive of the proposals to be considered by the Cabinet Board.