Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The Director of Resources submitted a report updating committee on the work of the Climate Change working group and seeking financial support for a project.
The Chief Executive reported that the working group were working on developing a Climate Change Strategy for the council for the period 2021 – 2030 to include an action plan to ensure the Council reaches it’s target of being a carbon neutral borough by 2030.
The first step would be to understand our carbon footprint and One Carbon World had been commissioned to work this out.
He reported upon a funding request received from Ribble Rivers Trust towards a woodland planting scheme that the working group had considered and felt worthy of support for one year.
Members were supportive of the request and asked that feedback be gained on the success of the project.
RESOLVED THAT COMMITTEE:
1. Approve a grant of £15,000 for the Ribble Rivers Trust woodland planting project.
2. Agree to utilise £16,500 from the Business Rate Growth Reserve to fund the £15,000 grant to Ribble Rivers Trust and the £1,500 for the commissioning of One Carbon World.
(Councillors Fletcher and A Knox declared an interest in the next item of business and were put on hold)
Publication date: 06/04/2021
Date of decision: 30/03/2021
Decided at meeting: 30/03/2021 - Policy and Finance