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Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Substitutes

To receive details of any Members appointed to attend the meeting instead of a Member of the Committee.

2.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest.

3.

Public Participation

Up to a total of fifteen minutes can be allowed, each speaker being allocated a maximum of five minutes, for members of the public to present a petition, ask a question or comment on any matter on the Agenda or within the remit of the Committee.

4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 101 KB

Of the meeting held on 18th July 2023 to be approved and signed.

 

5.

Annual Gulls Control Report and Proposed 2023 Gull Control Work Programme pdf icon PDF 156 KB

That the Committee 

 

1.       notes the work undertaken during 2023;

 

2.       endorse the proposed Gull Control work programme for 2024 as detailed in Section 3 of the Report, including the undertaking of a gull population survey; and

 

3.       recommends to Policy and Resources Committee the approval of £4,700 to undertake the gull population survey, through re-purposing of existing reserves.

 

6.

Electric Vehicle Chargepoint's Residents Permit Scheme and Car Park Orders Charge pdf icon PDF 126 KB

That the Committee delegate authority to the Corporate Director -Operations, Homes and Communities in consultation with Chair and Vice-Chair of Environment Committee to implement the Order subject to any changes required following consultation feedback received.

 

Additional documents:

7.

Implications of The Environment Act 2021 pdf icon PDF 316 KB

That the Committee

 

1.       note the contents of the report and the ongoing work to ensure compliance with the Environment Act 2021; and

 

2.       approve the draft ‘first considerations’ biodiversity duty action plan outlined in Appendix A.

8.

Progress Update for the Environmental Sustainability Strategy Action Plan and the Biodiversity Action Programme pdf icon PDF 159 KB

That the committee note the contents of this report and in particular:

 

1.   the initial work to refresh the Environmental Sustainability Strategy 2020-2030, agreed in 2020 and scheduled for a refresh every three years; and

 

2.   updates on progress delivering the sustainability action plan and biodiversity action programme.

 

Additional documents:

9.

Biodiversity Ward Action Plans Update pdf icon PDF 303 KB

That the Committee notes the content of the report and progress made to date.

 

10.

Setting of the Budget for 2024/25 and MTPF to 2028/29 pdf icon PDF 151 KB

That the Committee

1.       note the Budgets for the various services identified for 2023/24; and

2.       note the progress made in delivering the projects included in the City Plan and City Delivery Fund that are relevant to this Committee and confirms the programme of work resourced.

 

Additional documents:

11.

Quarter 2 Performance Report 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 91 KB

That the Environment Committee notes the Council’s quarter 2 performance for 2023/24.

 

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Additional documents:

11a

Development of a Worcester City Air Quality Action Plan pdf icon PDF 218 KB

That the Committee 

 

1.       note the contents of the report, and in particular the approval obtained from The Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) confirming the requirement to submit to them, a Worcester City Air Quality Action Plan by December 2024; and

 

2.       note that a further report will be presented to this Committee in June 2024, seeking approval to consult on a draft Worcester City Air Quality Action Plan for a 3-month period, subject to feedback from DEFRA.

 

12.

Any Other Business

Which in the opinion of the Chair is of sufficient urgency as to warrant consideration.