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Notice of Meeting COUNCIL
Date and time
of Meeting MONDAY, 29TH JULY, 2019 AT 6.05 P.M.
Venue COUNCIL CHAMBER, CIVIC OFFICES
MEMBERS ARE ASKED TO NOTE THE TIME OF THE MEETING.
PRAYERS WILL BE SAID AT 6.00 P.M.
1. Apologies for absence.
2. (a) To hear the roll call of Members.
(b) To receive declarations of interest under the Council’s Code of Conduct.
(Note: Members seeking advice on this item are asked to contact the Monitoring Officer at least 48 hours before the meeting.)
3. To approve the minutes of –
(i) the meeting held on 1st May, 2019;
(ii) the Annual Meeting held on 20th May, 2019.
4. To receive any announcements from the Mayor, Leader, Members of the Cabinet and the Head of Paid Service and to receive any petitions submitted by Members.
5. To consider the following Notice of Motion [submitted by Councillors L. Burnett (Deputy Leader) and N. Moore (Leader)]:
This Council notes the ‘Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’, (October 2018), which found that:
Human-induced global warming has already caused multiple observed changes in the climate system which include more frequent heatwaves in most land regions, an increase in the frequency and duration of marine heatwaves and an increase in the frequency, intensity and/or amount of heavy precipitation events at the global scale.
Human activity related global warming reached approximately 1°C above pre-industrial levels in 2017, and is likely to reach 1.5°C between 2030 and 2052.
A 1.5°C rise will result in multiple negative impacts, including increases in frequency, intensity and/or amount of heavy precipitation in several regions, and the majority (70–90%) of warm water (tropical) coral reefs that exist today will disappear.
A further increase to 2°C rise will result in much more severe harm, including a greater risk of water scarcity in some regions and increased frequency of severe weather events, droughts, floods, higher sea level rises, crop failures and destruction of land and marine eco-systems with the loss of 99% of tropical coral reefs.
With current strategies, the world is on track to overshoot the 1.5°C limit of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Paris Agreement before 2050 and exceed 3°C by 2100.
Limiting global warming to 1.5°C may still be possible with ambitious action from local and national government, organisations and businesses, and local people and their communities.
This Council further notes:
The commitment of the administration to deliver its Well-being Goals as set out in the Corporate Plan ‘Strong Communities with a Bright Future’ and the Well-being of Future Generations Act, and the progress of initiatives in support of the existing Carbon Management Plan.
That bold action to reduce carbon emissions can also deliver benefits in terms of new jobs, economic savings and market opportunities.
This Council therefore resolves to:
1. Join with Welsh Government and other councils across the UK in declaring a global ‘climate emergency’ in response to the findings of the IPCC report.
2. Reduce its own carbon emissions to net zero before the Welsh Government target of 2030 and support the implementation of the Welsh Government’s new Low Carbon Delivery Plan, to help achieve the Welsh Government’s ambition for the public sector in Wales to be carbon neutral.
3. Make representations to the Welsh and UK Governments, as appropriate, to provide the necessary powers, resources and technical support to local authorities in Wales to help them successfully meet the 2030 target.
4. Continue to work with partners across the region to develop and implement best practice methods that can deliver carbon reductions and help limit global warming.
5. Work with local stakeholders including Councillors, residents, young people, businesses, and other relevant parties to develop a strategy in line with a target of net zero emissions by 2030 and explore ways to maximise local benefits of these actions in other sectors such as employment, health, agriculture, transport and the economy.
6. To consider the following Notice of Motion [submitted by Councillors V.J. Bailey and V.P. Driscoll]:
The Vale of Glamorgan Council:
- Regrets Cabinet proposals to introduce car parking charges across the Vale;
- Notes the devastating impact that the proposals – as currently drafted – would have on High Streets across the Vale, and on trade at Barry Island;
- Calls on the new Administration to scrap the proposed charges, and to endorse cross-party recommendations of the two main Scrutiny Committees.
7. To consider the following Notice of Motion [submitted by Councillors A.R.T. Davies and G.C. Kemp]:
The Vale of Glamorgan Council:
- Regrets the decision to move Llancarfan Primary School from its current site;
- Notes both the Labour Party and Conservative Party’s election pledges to support the village in its fight to keep Llancarfan School in Llancarfan;
- Calls on the new Labour administration to reverse the decision, and apply to the Welsh Government for funding under the 21st Century Schools Programmeto upgrade both existing schools in Rhoose and Llancarfan.
8. Cardiff Capital Region City Deal – Joint Scrutiny Committee Nominated Deputy – Environment and Regeneration Scrutiny Committee: 25th June, 2018.
9. To consider the following proposal(s) from the Executive in relation to the Council’s Policy Framework and Budget
N.B. The reports which are the subject of the references in respect of Agenda Items 9(a) to (c) above have already been circulated to Members with the Cabinet agenda for 15th July, 2019.
**Further copies are available from the Democratic Services Office if required**.
10. To inform the Council of the Use of the Urgent Decision Procedure Under Article 14.14 of the Constitution.
11. To receive questions and answers pursuant to Section 4.18.2 – 4.18.7 of the Council’s Constitution (i.e. questions on any matter in relation to which the Council has powers or duties or which affects the Vale of Glamorgan).
12. Questions from the public.
7 questions have been received.
13. Any items which the Mayor has decided are urgent (Part I).
THE PUBLIC AND PRESS MAY BE EXCLUDED FROM THE MEETING DURING CONSIDERATION OF THE FOLLOWING ITEM(S) IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 100A(4) OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972.
14. Any items which the Mayor has decided are urgent (Part II).
23rd July, 2019
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