Agenda and decisions
Venue: Remote Meeting
Contact: Joseph Kennally Democracy Officer
Declarations of Interest
At this point in the meeting, the Executive Member is asked to
· any personal interests not included on the Register of
· any prejudicial interests or
· any disclosable pecuniary interests
which he might have in respect of business on this agenda.
To approve and sign the minutes of the Decision Session held on Wednesday 7 April 2021.
Resolved: That the minutes of the Decision Session held on be approved and signed by the Executive Member as a correct record.
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This report provides analysis of an appropriate tree canopy expansion target for York, which will contribute towards the city’s net zero ambition, biodiversity and improve air quality.
(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.
This report provides the Executive Member with an update on the York Five Year Flood Plan and seeks feedback on its content.
(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 conent.
Any other business which the Executive Member considers urgent under the Local Government Act 1972.