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Cabinet 17 June 2020

Meeting: 09/09/2020 - County Council (Item 11a)

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To note the Cabinet Decision Statement for the meeting.

 

The recommendations to Council relating to the Council Strategy and the Second Review of the Statement of Community Involvement were approved by Council on 24 June 2020.


Meeting: 24/06/2020 - County Council (Item 12)

Cabinet 17 June 2020

Subject to approval by Cabinet, to consider the following recommendations to Council:

 

i)    Council Strategy: Looking to the Future 2019-2022

·      To add the following to the Challenges & Opportunities chapter on page 5 relating to Climate Change:

  Along with councils up and down the country, Gloucestershire County Council has declared a climate change emergency.  This recognises the irreversible impact that humans have already had on climate change and the need for bold and timely action to be taken.  The County Council has a leadership role, along with other public sector bodies, to reduce carbon emissions across the whole county.

·      To add the following to ‘Our Priorities for Gloucestershire’ on page 7:

     Reduce Gloucestershire’s carbon emissions by 80% by 2030, and secure a carbon neutral county by 2050.

·      To add the following to the ‘Transport, Economy and Infrastructure’ section on pages 16-17:

We will reduce Gloucestershire’s carbon emissions by 80% by 2030, and secure a carbon neutral county by 2050. We will do this by working with our partners through Leadership Gloucestershire to:

o   Implement the Gloucestershire Climate Change strategy

o   Strengthen the Gloucestershire Sustainable Energy Strategy

o   Grow our low carbon economy

o   Help our residents, businesses and partners to radically reduce carbon.

 

i)     Second review of the Statement of Community Involvement for Gloucestershire

To adopt the SecondReview Statement of Community Involvement for

Gloucestershire in accordance with Section 23 of the Planning and

Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended).

 

Please refer to the reports published with the Cabinet meeting papers for 17 June 2020 (available for members on Moderngov and on the Council website: https://glostext.gloucestershire.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=117&MId=9396&Ver=4)

 

 

Minutes:

i)                     Council Strategy: Looking to the Future 2019-2022

 

RESOLVED to ratify the following changes to the Council Strategy: Looking to the Future 2019-2022:

-       To add the following to the Challenges & Opportunities chapter on page 5 relating to Climate Change:

‘Along with councils up and down the country, Gloucestershire County Council has declared a climate change emergency.  This recognises the irreversible impact that humans have already had on climate change and the need for bold and timely action to be taken.  The County Council has a leadership role, along with other public sector bodies, to reduce carbon emissions across the whole county.’

-       To add the following to ‘Our Priorities for Gloucestershire’ on page 7: ‘Reduce Gloucestershire’s carbon emissions by 80% by 2030, and secure a carbon neutral county by 2050.’

-       To add the following to the ‘Transport, Economy and Infrastructure’ section on pages 16-17: ‘We will reduce Gloucestershire’s carbon emissions by 80% by 2030, and secure a carbon neutral county by 2050. We will do this by working with our partners through Leadership Gloucestershire to:

·         Implement the Gloucestershire Climate Change strategy

·         Strengthen the Gloucestershire Sustainable Energy Strategy

·         Grow our low carbon economy

·         Help our residents, businesses and partners to radically reduce carbon.’

 

 

ii)                     Second review of the Statement of Community Involvement for Gloucestershire

 

Cllr Nigel Moor, Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning, summarised the function of the Statement of Community Involvement for Gloucestershire, and set out the process that was undertaken for its review.

 

One member queried how the public would access information following the removal of hard copies from libraries. Cllr Moor explained that the removal of hard copies was part of trying to balance the carbon change strategy, and that the public could access information through other means, such as social media.

 

On being put to a recorded vote it was

 

RESOLVED

To adopt the Second Review Statement of Community Involvement for Gloucestershire in accordance with Section 23 of the Planning and

Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended).

 

The voting was as follows:

 

For (40): Cllrs Carole Allaway Martin, Phil Awford, Rob Bird, Richard Boyles, David Brown, Dr John Cordwell, Kevin Cromwell, Stephen Davies, Iain Dobie, Andrew Gravells, Tim Harman, Joe Harris, Mark Hawthorne, Colin Hay, Jeremy Hilton, Stephen Hirst, Paul Hodgkinson, Andrew Miller, Patrick Molyneux, Nigel Moor, Graham Morgan, Dave Norman, Shaun Parsons, Sajid Patel, Loraine Patrick, John Payne, Alan Preest, Brian Robinson, Steve Robinson, Rachel Smith, Vernon Smith, Lynden Stowe, Ray Theodoulou, Brian Tipper, Robert Vines, Eva Ward, Kathy Williams, Lesley Williams, Suzanne Williams and Will Windsor Clive

 

Against (0)

 

Abstentions (0)