Agenda and minutes
Environment Committee (May 2000 - April 2012)
Thursday 3 February 2011 10.00 am

Venue: Chamber, City Hall, The Queen's Walk, London, SE1 2AA. View directions

Contact: Dale Langford, Committee Officer; telephone: 020 7983 4415; email:  dale.langford@london.gov.uk; Minicom: 020 7983 4458 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence and Chair's Announcements

To receive any apologies for absence and any announcements from the Chair.

Minutes:

1.1  Apologies for absence were received on behalf of Nicky Gavron AM, for whom Len Duvall AM attended as a substitute, and from Roger Evans AM.

2.

Declarations of Interests pdf icon PDF 59 KB

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)  Note the list of memberships of functional bodies and London Borough Councils, as set out in the table at Item 2;

 

(b)  Note the gifts and hospitality received by Members, as set out on the Authority’s gifts and hospitality register; and

 

(c)  Declare any other personal or personal prejudicial interests in specific items listed on the agenda over and above those items listed in the table above and including any interests arising from gifts or hospitality received in the previous three years or from the date of election to the London Assembly which are not at the time of this meeting reflected on the Authority’s register of gifts and hospitality.

Minutes:

2.1  Resolved:

 

(a)  That the relevant Members’ declaration of memberships of Functional Bodies and London Borough Councils, as set out in the table at Item 2 on the agenda, be noted as personal interests;

 

(b)  That the gifts and hospitality received by Members, as set out on the Authority’s gifts  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 90 KB

The Committee is recommended to confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Environment Committee held on 13 January 2011 to be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

3.1  Resolved:

 

That the minutes of the meeting of the Environment Committee held on 13 January 2011 be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

4.

Summary List of Actions pdf icon PDF 56 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact:  Dale Langford; dale.langford@london.gov.uk; 020 7983 4415

The Committee is recommended to note the completed and outstanding actions
arising from the previous meeting of the Environment Committee.

Minutes:

4.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat.

 

4.2  Resolved:

 

That the completed and outstanding actions arising from the 13 January 2011 meeting of the Environment Committee be noted.

5.

Managing River and Surface Water Flood Risk in London pdf icon PDF 68 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Ian Williamson, ian.williamson@london.gov.uk, 020 7983 6541

 

The Committee is recommended to note the report as background and to put questions to the following invited guests on local and community-led approaches to flood risk management, and on the implications of forthcoming organisational changes at the Environment Agency:

 

  • Peter Quarmby, Thames Flood Risk Manager, Environment Agency; and
  • David Wardle, Head of London Group, Environment Agency.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

5.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat. The following people attended the meeting to answer the Committee’s questions on managing river and surface water flood risk in London:

 

·  Peter Quarmby, Thames Flood Risk Manager, Environment Agency; and

·  David Wardle, Head of London Group,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

London City Airport Update pdf icon PDF 73 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Carmen Musonda, carmen.musonda@london.gov.uk, 020 7983 4351

 

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)  Note the outcome of High Court action; and

 

(b)  Agree how best to proceed with its ongoing inquiry on London City Airport, in light of the outcome of the High Court action reported on 20 January 2011.

Minutes:

6.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat.

 

6.2  Resolved:

 

(a)  That the outcome of the High Court action be noted; and

 

(b)  That, in order to avoid detailed discussion on London City Airport before the conclusion of any further court proceedings, that the meeting to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

7.

Environment Committee Work Programme 2010/11 pdf icon PDF 72 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact:  Dale Langford; dale.langford@london.gov.uk; 020 7983 4415

 

The Committee is recommended to note its calendar of meetings and business for the year 2010-11.

Minutes:

7.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat.

 

7.2  Resolved:

 

(a)  That the following meeting of the Committee, on 15 March 2011, be to discuss with Isabel Dedring, the Mayor’s Environment Advisor, the future of the London Development Agency’s environment work; and

 

(b)  That the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee is scheduled for Tuesday 15 March 2011 at 10.00am in the Chamber.

Minutes:

8.1  The next meeting of the Committee would be held on 15 March 2011 at 10.00 am in the Chamber at City Hall.

9.

Any Other Business the Chair Considers Urgent

Minutes:

9.1  The Chair welcomed pupils and staff from Vicarage Primary School in Newham.  Members answered the pupils’ questions about the work of the Committee.

10.

Close of meeting

Minutes:

10.1  The meeting ended at 11.11am.

 

 

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