Decision Session - Executive Member for Environment and Climate Change


Wednesday, 5 May 2021




Set out below is a summary of the decisions taken at the meeting of the Decision Session - Executive Member for Environment held on Wednesday, 5 May 2021.  The wording used does not necessarily reflect the actual wording that will appear in the minutes.


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4.            York Tree Canopy Target





(i)       That a 13% target for tree canopy cover in York by 2050 be approved.


Reason: Increasing the tree canopy cover to 13% from the current level of 10.76% will produce carbon sequestration, biodiversity and health benefits. A target of 13% is achievable when balanced against the capacity for tree planting within the unique landscape and setting of York.


(ii)     That it is acknowledged that this target will form part of a wider ambition for the White Rose Forest across the region.


Reason: The regional ambition will be published in a report by WRF on 1 August 2021.









5.            York 5 Year Flood Plan Update







(i)       That the contents of the updated report and the evidence presented by the Environment Agency in the session be noted.


Reason: To enable the Executive Member to receive the York 5 Year Flood Plan Update and to have the opportunity to provide feedback on all content.



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