Community & Environment Committee - Thursday, 16th May, 2024 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Bank Road, Matlock, DE4 3NN

Contact: Democratic Services 

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Apologies for Absence

Please advise the Democratic Services Team on 01629 761133 or email of any apologies for absence.


Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 175 KB

6 March 2024



Receive the Minutes of Sub-Committee Meetings pdf icon PDF 171 KB

To receive the minutes of the following Sub-Committee meetings:


-       Local Plan Sub-Committee – 17 April 2024

-       Biodiversity Sub-Committee – 18 April 2024

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Public Participation

To enable members of the public to ask questions, express views or present petitions, IF NOTICE HAS BEEN GIVEN, (by telephone, in writing or by email) BY NO LATER THAN 12 NOON OF THE WORKING DAY PRECEDING THE MEETING. As per Procedural Rule 14.4 at any one meeting no person may submit more than 3 questions and no more than 1 such question may be asked on behalf of one organisation.




Members are required to declare the existence and nature of any interests they may have in subsequent agenda items in accordance with the District Council’s Code of Conduct. Those interests are matters that relate to money or that which can be valued in money, affecting the Member, her/his partner, extended family and close friends. Interests that become apparent at a later stage in the proceedings may be declared at the time.


Questions Pursuant to Rule of Procedure Number 15

To answer questions from Members who have given the appropriate notice.


Ashbourne Air Quality Management Area Action Plan and Air Quality Monitoring pdf icon PDF 141 KB

This report provides a further update in relation to the Ashbourne Air Quality Management Area Action Plan following the meeting of the Community and Environment Committee held on 6 March 2024 and a final warning letter received from DEFRA in respect of the late submission of the Action Plan.

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Household Support Fund Round 5 pdf icon PDF 115 KB

The Spring Budget included an announcement concerning Household Support Fund Round 5 (HSF5). Further details have only just been published and the scheme will operate in a very similar fashion to the previous rounds, though it is only for the first 6 months of 2024/25. Derbyshire County Council have indicated they will pass on a proportion of their £5m allocation, with around £900,000 for district and borough councils. As with the previous rounds it is proposed to deliver grants directly to residents through the Housing Team and Revenues and Benefits service. The HSF has been a significant factor behind the District Council’s ability to perform its homelessness prevention duties.


Housing Disposal - 2 Dale View, Over Haddon pdf icon PDF 939 KB

The Council housing stock of 40 homes includes a property built in 1883. The elderly tenant who had lived at the property for over 40 years recently passed away. The property needs considerable renovation and retrofit to meet modern standards. Such a scheme is considered to be unviable and approval is sought to dispose of the property.