Public Speaking: To register your intention to speak at a Council, Cabinet or Committee meeting, please contact Democratic Services on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01799 510410, 510548, 510369 or 510467. Panel, Forum and Working Group meetings do not generally permit public speaking. Please refer to a specific meeting's pdf agenda pack for further information and registration deadlines.
Live Broadcast: For Council, Cabinet and Committee meetings the video player will be available on this page under the Media banner a few minutes before the meeting is due to begin. Please note that Panel, Board, Forum and Working Group meetings are not generally broadcast on the website. The Council uses Zoom and Youtube to broadcast its meetings. Please note that Zoom and YouTube have their own privacy and data security policies, which can be accessed at www.zoom.us and www.youtube.com.
Venue: Zoom - https://zoom.us/. View directions
Contact: Democratic Services Email: Committee@uttlesford.gov.uk
Apologies for Absence and Declarations of Interest
To receive any apologies and declarations of interest.
Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Sutton.
Apologies for lateness were received from Councillor Lees.
There were no declarations of interest.
The committee congratulated Councillor Reeve on the successfully securing 4 students from Cambridge University to carry out a project which will look at what the green economy means to Uttlesford.
To consider Theme 3, Climate Change
The Principal Urban Designer presented a report on the comments received on the third consultation theme.
The third theme was on the topic of “Climate Change” and was discussed by the Community Stakeholder Forum on 9 December. Following the Forum, the theme was open for public consultation, and in the first four weeks, 31 responses had been received.
Members discussed the findings of the ongoing consultation and the following was noted:
During discussion, Councillor Pepper highlighted the new Interim Climate Change Planning Policy and its role in helping to tackle climate change. She agreed to forward her thoughts about the five key priority themes in tackling climate change to members.
Councillor Freeman also agreed to circulate a BBC Radio 4 article about the carbon footprint of food supply to the group.
Officers highlighted that the process is finding a balance by working strategically with organisations such as the Essex Climate Change Commission and locally with residents through the consultation.
Councillor Pavitt arrived at 19:41
Councillor Light left the meeting at 19:30 and Councillor Lees left the meeting at 19:44
The meeting closed at 20:21