Issue - decisions
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.