At the Cabinet Meeting on 1st July 2020 the CLIMATE CHANGE STRATEGY AND ACTION PLAN was approved.
The Portfolio Holder for Environment outlined the report which asked members to consider, approve and adopt the draft Strategy and Action Plan.
Cabinet members were invited to comment on the report:
Amendment to the report to include the following wording “That the Council are committed
to implementing the action and consider the implications in terms of the Council’s medium term financial strategy planning”.
Amendment to the Solar Panel case study in the report to include the correct figures.
In response to questions raised it was noted that:
Clarification was given on concerns raised about consultation.

Resolved:

  1. Cabinet approved the Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan.
  2. Additional wording to be added to the Strategy: “That the Council are committed to implementing the actions and to consider the implications of each action in terms of the Council’s medium term financial strategy planning”.
    Reason for Decision:
    Work to tackle Climate Change would continue to be a priority for all services of the Council and we would actively work with partners to tackle the threats of Climate Change. The adoption of a Climate Change Strategy would provide long term direction in reducing the
    impact of climate change across the borough and help achieve our carbon reduction targets.