Venue: The Thornton Room - Ground Floor, West Offices (G039). View directions

Contact: Robert Flintoft  Democracy Officer

Webcast: Watch or listen to the meeting online

No. Item


Declarations of Interest

At this point, Members are asked to declare:


·        any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests

·        any prejudicial interests or

·        any disclosable pecuniary interests


which they may have in respect of business on this agenda.



Minutes pdf icon PDF 166 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the meetings held on 12 November and 16 December 2019.

Additional documents:


Public Participation

At this point in the meeting members of the public who have registered to speak can do so. The deadline for registering is 5.00pm on 13 January 2020. Members of the public can speak on agenda items or matters within the remit of the Committee.


To register to speak please contact the Democracy Officer for the meeting, on the details at the foot of the agenda.


Filming, Recording or Webcasting Meetings

Please note that, subject to available resources, this meeting will be filmed and webcast, or recorded, including any registered public speakers who have given their permission. The broadcast can be viewed at or, if sound recorded, this will be uploaded onto the Council’s website following the meeting.


Residents are welcome to photograph, film or record Councillors and Officers at all meetings open to the press and public. This includes the use of social media reporting, i.e. tweeting.  Anyone wishing to film, record or take photos at any public meeting should contact the Democracy Officer (whose contact details are at the foot of this agenda) in advance of the meeting.


The Council’s protocol on Webcasting, Filming & Recording of Meetings ensures that these practices are carried out in a manner both respectful to the conduct of the meeting and all those present.  It can be viewed at


Sustainable Development, Local Plan and Climate Change pdf icon PDF 294 KB

This report introduces a discussion on planning guidance and best practice concerning sustainable development. The committee wish to explore the feasibility of potential actions that the Council could take in furthering the aim of York being carbon neutral by 2030. This paper looks to set out the current York position in respect of its emerging Local Plan, development of Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) and the national policy context.

Additional further reading and resources published online:

-      Planning for Climate Change, Executive Summary and Full Report - Town and Country Planning Association

-      Friends of the Earth, 33 Actions that Local Authorities can take on Climate Change

-      Planning and Climate Change Supplementary Planning Document – Crawley Council



Additional documents:


Work Plan 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 264 KB

To consider the Draft Work Plan for 2019-20.


Urgent Business

Any other business which the Chair considers urgent under the Local Government Act 1972.

Democracy Officer:


Name:        Robert Flintoft

Telephone:(01904) 555704



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