Contact: Candida Mckelvey, Democratic Services Officer

Telephone number 07895 213820


Date: 28 March 2022




A meeting of the

Climate Emergency Advisory Committee

will be held on Tuesday, 5 April 2022 at 6.00 pm

as a virtual meeting



Members of the Committee:






David Grant (chair)

Amos Duveen (vice chair)

Eric Batts

Eric De La Harpe

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.           Minutes of the last meeting

(Pages 4 - 8)


To note the minutes of the meeting held on 10 January 2022, agree as a correct record and provide any comments.




6.           Public participation



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




7.           Task and Finish groups update



For committee to receive any updates from current task and finish groups.




8.           Update from the Cabinet member for Environment



An update from Cabinet member for environment and climate emergency, Councillor Catherine Webber, from her involvement in various groups and projects.




9.           Future items



For committee to discuss future areas of work and make further suggestions for the committee.









10.       Environment Act



Committee to receive a high-level presentation to set out the headline implications of the Act and what we know so far. Officer Dominic Lamb, Climate and Biodiversity Team Leader, will present the item.




11.       Water Resources South East (WRSE): Futureproofing water supplies

(Pages 9 - 17)


Committee to receive a presentation from Council officers on the RAPID process and to review the submitted consultation response on the WRSE emerging Regional Plan for South East England. Officer Vicky Aston, Planning Infrastructure Team Leader, will present and support this item.




12.       Corporate Plan - Performance Report for Quarter 3

(Pages 18 - 85)


Committee to note the Corporate Plan performance report: Tackling the Climate Emergency Theme. Insight and Policy Manager, Michelle Wells, will lead this item.