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Environmental Scrutiny Committee

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Environmental Scrutiny Committee reviews:

  • ​Biodiversity, 
  • Bereavement, 
  • Cycling, 
  • Environmental Health, 
  • Flood Management, 
  • Highways, 
  • One Planet Cardiff, 
  • Parking, 
  • Planning, 
  • Recycling, 
  • Street Cleansing, 
  • Sustainability, 
  • Toilets, 
  • Transport, 
  • Waste, 
  • Walking.

View more information about the E​nvironmental Scrutiny Committee​​​​​​​D​olen allanol yn agor mewn ffenest newydd​.​

Scrutiny Committee members are keen to hear the opinions and concerns of those who live and work in Cardiff.

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A video of Councillor Ramesh Patel, former Chair of the Environmental Scrutiny Committee, discussing the work taken place during 2020 and 2021.​

Scrutiny Committee Members have developed their work programme. 

Read the Forward Work Programme January – March 2023 ​(35kb DOC) ​​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window

If you would like to help the Committee to develop good outcomes for the residents of Cardiff, you can suggest an item to include on the next plan by contacting us.​

Please see below for information on previous scrutiny inquiries and research reports. 

You can also view previous committee meeting papers.​

For full copies of these reports, please contact us.​


Inquiry repor​ts​

Scrutiny Committees sometimes look in detail at a topic and send a report to Cabinet, with recommendations for how to improve.​

The Cabinet considers the report and responds to the recommendations.

View the supplementary planning guidance summary​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window

Replacement Local Development Plan Inquiry Summary (508KB PDF)​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window

  • Improving Cardiff’s Air Quality (May 2018)
  • Litter and Fly Tipping in Cardiff (February 2019)
  • Managing Biodiversity and Natural Environment in Cardiff (September 2019)​


Research reports​​

We undertake independent research to inform the Committees’ work, collecting evidence from stakeholders on their views and experiences. We also review existing research and good practice to highlight work Cardiff Council could learn from.​

  • Selected Local Authorities’ Charging Structures, Strategies and Experiences on the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), 2016
  • Litter Survey, 2013 – Public concerns on litter, street cleanliness and dog fouling
  • Improving Air Quality Initiatives – Best Practice Examples, 2018
  • Litter Survey 2018 – Follow-up survey on public concerns on litter and fly tipping, 2018​

​Every year, scrutiny committees report on their work, highlighting contributions received and recommendations made.

Their reports highlight the impact of scrutiny and changes that were carried out.

For 2020 to 21, and for 2021 to 2022 the five scrutiny committees developed a combined Annual Report.

View the Scrutiny Annual Report 2021 to 2022 (5.47mb PDF)​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window
View the Scrutiny Annual Report 2020 to 2021 (​5.2mb PDF)​​​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window​​


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