Environmental Services CommitteeDate: Tuesday, 09 Jun 2020 Time: 7:00 PM
A G E N D A
- Declarations of Interest
- Minutes of Meeting held Tuesday 10 March 2020 (summary attached)
- Caravan Site Licence (report attached)
- Approval of Premises as a Venue for Civil Marriage and Civil Partnership (report attached)
- Employment of Animal Welfare Officers Currently on Secondment to Mid and East Antrim Borough Council from Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council and Belfast City Council (report attached)
- MOU and Information Sharing Agreement with PSNI regarding The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 As Amended (report attached)
- Replacement Vehicles (report attached) (V2)
- Harbour and Marina – COVID-19 Impact (report attached)
- Environmental Services Business Plans (report attached)
- Amusement Permit Renewals (report attached)
- Entertainment Licence Renewals (report attached)
- Petroleum Spirit Licence Renewals (report attached)
- Society Lottery Registrations (report attached)
- Street Trading Licence Renewals (report attached)
16. Notice of Motion proposed by Councillor MA McKillop, seconded by Councillor Mulholland referred from 2 June 2020 Council Meeting
‘That this council welcomes the announcement from the Infrastructure Minister that an additional £3M will be allocated to fixing street lights and filling potholes in our roads, notes the positive impact that fixing these problems will have on the lives of ratepayers, further notes the severe pressure on maintenance budgets, and agrees to write to the Minister for Finance to outline the need for additional resource to tackle these and other pressures that are vital for improving lives across our communities.’
17. Notice of Motion proposed by Councillor Peacock, seconded by Councillor Bateson referred from 2 June 2020 Council Meeting
that the impacts of climate breakdown are already causing serious damage around the world.
that the ‘Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 o C’, published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in October 2018, (a) describes the enormous harm that a 2o C average rise in global temperatures is likely to cause compared with a 1.5 o C rise, and (b) confirms that limiting Global Warming to 1.5 o C may still be possible with ambitious action from national and sub-national authorities, civil society and the private sector.
that all governments (national, regional and local) have a duty to act, and local governments that recognise this should not wait for their national governments to change their policies;
that strong policies to cut emissions also have associated health, wellbeing and economic benefits;
and that, recognising this, a growing number of local authorities have already passed ‘Climate Emergency’ motions.
In recognition that a more ambitious and urgent target for net zero carbon emissions than 2050 is required, Council therefore commits to:
Declare a ‘Climate Emergency’ that requires urgent action.
Using renewable energy sources across the council’s full range of functions by 2030.
Ensure that all strategic decisions, budgets and approaches to planning decisions are in line with a shift to net zero carbon
Support and work with all other relevant agencies towards making the entire area zero carbon within the same timescale;
Ensure that political and chief officer leadership teams embed this work in all areas and take responsibility for reducing, as rapidly as possible, the carbon emissions resulting from the Council’s activities, ensuring that any recommendations are fully costed and that the Executive and Scrutiny functions review council activities taking account of production and consumption emissions and produce an action plan within 12 months, together with budget actions and a measured baseline;
Request that Council Scrutiny Panels consider the impact of climate change and the environment when reviewing Council policies and strategies;
Work with, influence and inspire partners across the district and region to help deliver this goal through all relevant strategies, plans and shared resources by developing a series of meetings, events and partner workshops;
Request that the Council and partners take steps to proactively include young people in the process, ensuring that they have a voice in shaping the future;
Consider other actions that could be implemented, including (but not restricted to); renewable energy generation and storage, providing electric vehicle infrastructure and encouraging alternatives to private car use, increasing the efficiency of buildings, in particular to address fuel poverty; proactively using local planning powers to accelerate the delivery of net carbon new developments and communities, coordinating a series of information and training events to raise awareness and share good practice.
18. Any Other Relevant Business (notified in accordance with Standing Order 12 (o))
D H Jackson Chief Executive
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council