FOI Request - Climate Emergency Declaration

Request 101003457689

1.       Do you have a full-time officer solely dedicated to managing your declared climate and/or nature emergency?  Yes/No

2.       Does your policy/strategy specify that some or all planning applications that could affect trees must include a tree canopy cover assessment as supporting information?  Yes/No

3.       Do you have a professional tree officer dedicated to advise on planning applications that could affect existing trees?  Yes/No

4.       Do you have standard planning conditions that specifically require that the supply, planting, and maintenance of new trees must be complaint with BS 8545 (2014) Trees:  from nursery to independence in the landscape – Recommendations?  Yes/No

Response 24-01-2024

1. Yes - three full time officers to progress the Climate Change Strategy - see link - working to monitor the Councils obligations around mitigation, adaptation and acting in a sustainable manner.

2. Yes, we have local guidance and MLDP 2020 policy.

3. No, we seek specialist advice as and when required.

4. Yes

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