Agenda

Climate Emergency Advisory Committee - Monday, 19 April 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: This will be a virtual, online meeting.

Contact: Candida Mckelvey, Democratic Services Officer 

Items
No. Item

1.

Chair's announcements

To receive any announcements from the chair and general housekeeping matters.

2.

Apologies for absence

To record apologies for absence and the attendance of substitute members.

3.

Declarations of interest

To receive any declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests in respect of items on the agenda for this meeting.

4.

Urgent business

To receive notification of any matters which the chair determines should be considered as urgent business and the special circumstances which have made the matters urgent.

5.

Minutes of the last meeting pdf icon PDF 113 KB

To review the minutes of the meeting on 14 December 2020, and if agreed as a correct record, for the chair to sign them as such.

6.

Public participation

To receive any questions or statements from members of the public that have registered to speak. 

7.

CEAC review pdf icon PDF 743 KB

A review of Committee and Cabinet feedback on the effectiveness of the Climate Emergency Advisory Committee (CEAC) to date, and its alignment to the Vale of White Horse District Council Corporate Plan 2020-2024. Make any recommendations to Cabinet.

Introduced by Councillor David Grant

Officer – Michelle Wells

8.

CEAC Climate Action and Biodiversity Work Programme 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 218 KB

For committee to note the contents of the report and progress of the work programme, and to make any recommendations to Cabinet.

Introduced by Councillors Catherine Webber and Debby Hallett.

Officer – Michelle Wells

9.

Climate Action Plan Development pdf icon PDF 544 KB

For the committee to review the proposed development process for The Vale of White Horse Climate Action Plan 2021-24 and internal governance structure to support development and implementation once the plan is approved.

CEAC to make recommendations to Cabinet regarding the proposed developed process for the Climate Action Plan.

Introduced by Councillors Catherine Webber and Debby Hallett

Officer – Andy Egan

10.

Biodiversity Action Working Group pdf icon PDF 153 KB

For Committee to note the report on the establishment of a joint South and Vale member and officer Biodiversity Working Group to assist the Council in scoping Corporate Plan 2020-24 biodiversity projects to tackle the climate emergency. To make recommendations to Cabinet.

 

Introduced by Councillor David Grant

Officer – Andy Egan

11.

DEFRA Consultation on environmental principles

For the committee to review the consultation documents at the following link:

DEFRA Consultation launched on environmental principles

 

For the committee to appoint a task and finish group for this workstream.

 

Introduced by Councillor David Grant

12.

NPPF Task and Finish Group

Councillor David Grant will update the committee on the NPPF Task and Finish Group.