Contact: Candida Mckelvey, Democratic Services Officer

Telephone number 07895 213820


Date: 24 September 2021




A meeting of the

Climate Emergency Advisory Committee

will be held on Monday, 4 October 2021 at 6.00 pm

Virtual meeting


The meeting will be broadcasted live. Watch here:



Members of the Committee:








David Grant (Chair)

Eric Batts

Eric De La Harpe

Amos Duveen (Vice Chair)

Hayleigh Gascoigne

Alison Jenner

Bob Johnston

















Alternative formats of this publication are available on request.  These include large print, Braille, audio, email and easy read.  For this or any other special requirements (such as access facilities) please contact the officer named on this agenda.  Please give as much notice as possible before the meeting.




Patrick Arran

Head of Legal and Democratic




Open to the Public including the Press



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.           Public participation



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




6.           Minutes of the last meeting

(Pages 4 - 11)


To review the minutes of the meeting on 19 April 2021 and agree them as a correct record, and for the chair to sign them as such.


The informal notes of the meeting on 14 June 2021 are also attached for members to note.




7.           Task and finish groups updates



A verbal update to the committee.









8.           Tree planting on council land policy

(Pages 12 - 25)


For the committee to consider the draft tree planting on council land policy. Introduced by Cabinet member Councillor Catherine Webber.

Reporting officer – Elizabeth Kingdom




9.           Retrofit Scrutiny Report - Feedback from Joint scrutiny committee and discussion

(Pages 26 - 55)


For the committee to review the retrofit scrutiny report and the feedback received from joint scrutiny committee. Introduced by Councillors Hayleigh Gascoigne and David Grant.




10.       Future Oxfordshire Partnership - Environment Advisory Group



A verbal update from Councillor Catherine Webber.

Reporting officer – Michelle Wells




11.       Pathways to Zero Carbon Oxfordshire Report - Section 4

(Pages 56 - 70)


For committee to review the Pathways to Zero Carbon Oxfordshire Report – Section 4. This item will be introduced by Councillor David Grant.

Reporting officer – Michelle Wells.




12.       Quarter 1 performance management report - theme 2

(Pages 71 - 86)


For committee to consider the Q1 performance report, for theme 2 – Tackling the Climate Emergency.