Decision details

Household Recycling Centre (HRC Vehicle Access Policy)

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Culture, Communities and Customer Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

Decision

 

That the following changes to the Household Recycling Centre (HRC) Vehicle Access Policy:-

 

(a)  That sole vehicle visits are limited to 12 visits per year, this is currently unlimited. Sole vehicles are when there is only one vehicle belonging to a household and this vehicle requires a permit. This vehicle cannot be commercially registered, or sign written.

(b)  That weekend access for limited entry permits is allowed and increase visits to six per year. Limited entry permits are defined by the policy for where there is more than one vehicle belonging to a household or the vehicle is commercially registered, or sign written. Currently only three visits are permitted.

(c)  That dual crew cab, ‘pick up’ type vehicles are added to in the ‘needs a permit’ list That an annual declaration for permit renewal is required rather than automatic renewal of all permits

 

It is anticipated that these changes will be implemented from 1 April 2022 after appropriate communication with residents.

 

 

Reason for the decision

 

The evidence provided from public consultation and officer assessment had identified that the existing vehicle access policy required refinement. The amendments sought to provide a fairer approach to accessing HRCs by legitimate users to deposit their household waste alongside limiting the potential for trade waste abuse.

 

Consultees

 

A 6-week public consultation was conducted and the policy was considered by Place and resources Overview Committee on 19 October 2021. 

Budget Implications

 

Legal Implications

 

All other implications are set out within the Cabinet report.

 

 

Reference documents

 

Cabinet 7 December 2021

 

Decision:

Decision

 

That the following changes to the Household Recycling Centre (HRC) Vehicle Access Policy:-

 

(a)  That sole vehicle visits are limited to 12 visits per year, this is currently unlimited. Sole vehicles are when there is only one vehicle belonging to a household and this vehicle requires a permit. This vehicle cannot be commercially registered, or sign written.

(b)  That weekend access for limited entry permits is allowed and increase visits to six per year. Limited entry permits are defined by the policy for where there is more than one vehicle belonging to a household or the vehicle is commercially registered, or sign written. Currently only three visits are permitted.

(c)  That dual crew cab, ‘pick up’ type vehicles are added to in the ‘needs a permit’ list That an annual declaration for permit renewal is required rather than automatic renewal of all permits

 

It is anticipated that these changes will be implemented from 1 April 2022 after appropriate communication with residents.

 

Publication date: 08/12/2021

Date of decision: 08/12/2021