Agenda and minutes

Regulatory and Appeals Committee
Thursday, 22nd July, 2021 1.30 pm

Venue: The Ballroom - The Council House, Old Market Square, Nottingham, NG1 2DT. View directions

Contact: Mark Leavesley  0115 876 4302

No. Item


Apologies for absence


Councillor Barnard  ) 

Councillor Kandola  )  other Council business

Councillor Woodings  )


Councillor Lee   )  personal

Councillor Liversidge  )




The Chair of the Committee agreed that this item, although not included on the published agenda, could be considered as a matter of urgency in accordance with Section 100B(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972 as the Committee needed to appoint a Vice-Chair for the remainder of the municipal year.


Resolved to appoint Councillor Gul Khan as Vice-Chair for the remainder of the municipal year 2021/22.



To note the appointment to this Committee for the remainder of the municipal year 2021/22 of Councillor Salma Mumtaz.


The appointment to the Committee of Councillor Salma Mumtaz for the remainder of the municipal year 2021/22 was noted.


Declarations of interests


Councillor Raine declared an other registerable interest in agenda item 5 (minute 6) as a season ticket holder at Notts County Football Club.


This did not preclude him from taking part in the discussion or voting on the item.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 293 KB

Last meeting held on 18 January 2021 (for confirmation)


The Committee agreed the minutes of the meeting held on 18 January 2021 as a correct record and they were signed by the Chair.


Annual Review of General Safety Certificate: Notts County Football Club pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Report of Director of Community Protection


Paul Dales, Chief Environmental Health Officer, presented the report, which detailed the main issues, electrical and fire safety management work, deviations from the Green Guide and scope of the proposed Certificate in respect of the annual review by Nottingham City Council as Certifying Authority of the General Safety Certificate for the Meadow Lane Stadium, home to Notts County Football Club for the forthcoming 2021/22 football season.


Councillors on the Committee visited Notts County Football Club sports ground to carry out an inspection, accompanied by colleagues and members of the Safety Advisory Group, including Fire, Police and Ambulance Service representatives.


During the visit, the committee noted comments by the Safety Advisory Group and representatives of the Police and Ambulance Service that following closure to traffic of the Embankment, alternative ‘blue light service’ routes were in use and, once fully appraised, would be incorporated into the review of major incident plans affecting the Meadow Lane Stadium and other key sporting venues around Nottingham.


Resolved to


1)  note that:


  i.  the previous General Safety Certificate for the Meadow Lane Stadium was replaced by the General Safety Certificate appended to this report at Annex 1 in July 2020;


  ii.  the deviations to the sixth edition of the Green Guide, as listed in Appendix 4 of the Certificate, are not considered by the Safety Advisory Group to be of such significance as to jeopardise the safety of spectators;


2)  acknowledge the appointment of Jason Turner as the Holder of the Certificate;


3)  agree that the Certificate for the Meadow Lane Stadium, in the form at Annex 1 of the report, continues in place for the 2021/22 season;


4)  request that the Chief Environmental Health Officer (or an appropriate Highways Officer) clarify the position in respect of alternative ‘blue light service’ routes in light of the closure to traffic of the Embankment and update members of the Committee on a regular basis.