Update on Breckland Sustainability Strategy
Meeting: 01/02/2021 - Cabinet (Item 23)
Report of Councillor Ian Sherwood, Executive Member for Customer Engagement and Member Champion for Breckland Sustainability Strategy.
The Executive Member for Customer Engagement and Member Champion for Breckland Sustainability was pleased to update Members on the continued progress of the Sustainability strategy and advised that over 200 responses had been received in response to the public consultation. As a result, the Strategy would be considered at the February Council meeting to enable Officers to analyse and incorporate the responses into the Strategy.
He went onto say that details of the new Environment and Climate Change Officer had been circulated to all Members.
Councillor Birt said that he looked forward to the Sustainability Strategy being discussed in the coming weeks. He added that whilst there had been a good response from the consultation, he felt apprehensive about what the Council would learn from those responses, as no guidance had been set as to the value of the order of priorities given. He went onto ask if there could be an opportunity to view the webpages before they were made public.
The Executive Member felt that Members should not underestimate the concern the public had on climate change. He believed residents who were passionate about the subject had already carried out their research which was apparent in the responses received. He also informed Members that he would be meeting with each political group across the Council to provide an opportunity to discuss the programme, feedback received and the carbon audit report, before the full Council meeting.
Members noted the content of the report.