Agenda and minutes
Environment Committee (May 2000 - April 2012)
Thursday 19 May 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 had been received on behalf of Gareth Bacon AM, for whom Tony Arbour AM attended as a substitute, and from Nicky Gavron AM, for whom John Biggs AM attended as a substitute.

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 at Item 2 and including any interests arising from gifts or hospitality received within the previous three years or from the date of election to the London Assembly, whichever is the later, 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 Tony Arbour AM’s membership of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority, Metropolitan Police  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.

3.

Membership of the Committee

The Committee is recommended to note the membership and chairing arrangements for the Committee made by the Annual Meeting of the Assembly on 4 May 2011:

 

Murad Qureshi (Chair)

Darren Johnson (Deputy Chair)

Gareth Bacon

James Cleverly

Roger Evans

Nicky Gavron

Mike Tuffrey

Minutes:

3.1  Resolved:

 

That the following membership and chairing arrangements for the Committee, agreed by the Annual Meeting of the Assembly on 4 May 2011, be noted:

 

MuradQureshi (Chair)

Darren Johnson (Deputy Chair)

Gareth Bacon

James Cleverly

Roger Evans

Nicky Gavron

Mike Tuffrey.

4.

Terms of Reference

The Committee is recommended to note the following terms of reference of this committee, as agreed by the Annual Meeting of the Assembly on 4 May 2011:

 

1.

To examine and report from time to time on –

·  the strategies, policies and actions of the Mayor and the Functional Bodies

·  matters of importance to Greater London

as they relate to the environment and sustainable development in London.

 

2.

To examine and report to the Assembly from time to time on the Mayor’s Air Quality, Biodiversity, Climate Change Adaptation, Climate Change Mitigation and Energy, Noise and Waste Strategies, in particular their implementation and revision.

 

3.

To consider environmental matters on request from another standing committee and report its opinion to that standing committee.

 

4.

To take into account in its deliberations the cross cutting themes of: the health of persons in Greater London; and the promotion of opportunity.

 

5.

To respond on behalf of the Assembly to consultations and similar processes when within its terms of reference.

 

Minutes:

4.1  Resolved:

 

That the following terms of reference of this committee, as agreed by the Annual Meeting of the Assembly on 4 May 2011, be noted:

 

1.

To examine and report from time to time on –

·  the strategies, policies and actions of the Mayor and the Functional Bodies

·  matters  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

Standing Delegations

The Committee is recommended to note the current standing delegation of authority to the Chair of the Committee as noted by the Annual Meeting of the Assembly on 4 May 2011.

 

On 12 June 2007 the Committee resolved to:

 

Delegate authority to the Chair, following consultation with the other Members of the Committee, to respond on its behalf to consultations where it is consulted on issues where there is not sufficient time consider the consultation at a full Committee meeting.

Minutes:

5.1  Resolved:

 

That the current standing delegation of authority to the Chair of the Committee as noted by the Annual Meeting of the Assembly on 4 May 2011, be noted, namely:

 

“Delegate authority to the Chair, following consultation with the other Members of the Committee, to respond on its behalf  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 90 KB

The Committee is recommended to confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Environment Committee held on 6 April 2011 to be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

6.1  Resolved:

 

That the minutes of the meeting of the Environment Committee held on 6 April 2011 be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

7.

Summary List of Actions pdf icon PDF 66 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 outstanding action arising from the meeting of the Committee on 6 April 2011.

Minutes:

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

 

7.2  Resolved:

 

That the outstanding action arising from the meeting of the Committee on 6 April 2011, be noted.

 

7.3  In accordance with Standing Order 2.2D, the Chair announced that he would vary the order of the agenda  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

The Environmental Legacy of the Olympic Park pdf icon PDF 63 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

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

 

The Committee is recommended to agree to carry out an investigation into the environmental legacy of the Olympic Park, with terms of reference as set out in paragraph 4.1 of the report. 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

8.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

 

8.2  Resolved:

 

That it be agreed to carry out an investigation into the environmental legacy of the Olympic Park, with terms of reference as set out in paragraph 4.1 of the report.

9.

An Update Report on London's Street Trees pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Jo Sloman, 020 7983 4942 jo.sloman@london.gov.uk

 

The Committee is recommend to agree the report, Branching Out: the future for London’s street trees.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

9.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

 

9.2  Resolved:

 

That the report, Branching Out: the future for London’s street trees, be agreed.

10.

Environment Committee Work Programme 2011/12 pdf icon PDF 69 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Ian Williamson, 020 7983 6541, ian.williamson@london.gov.uk; Carmen Musonda, 020 7983 4351, carmen.musonda@london.gov.uk 

 

The Committee is recommended to agree its work programme for 2011/12, as outlined in paragraphs 4.1 to 4.8 of the report.

Minutes:

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

 

10.2  The Chair remarked that, following the long period of dry weather affecting London and the South East, the Committee would keep under review the issue of drought and if necessary invite Thames Water to a meeting.

 

10.3  ...  view the full minutes text for item 10.

11.

London's Energy Gap pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Richard Derecki, 020 7983 4899, richard.derecki@london.gov.uk

 

The Committee is recommended to note the report as background to hearing from and putting questions to invited guests.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

11.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

 

11.2  The following guests attended the meeting to answer the Committee’s questions on London’s Energy Gap:

·  Alastair Tolley, Head of Renewable Energy, Association of Electricity Producers; 

·  Richard Rigg, Project Director, London Array;

·  Peter Daw, Policy  ...  view the full minutes text for item 11.

12.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee is scheduled for 23 June 2011 at 10.00 am in the Chamber.

Minutes:

12.1  The next meeting of the Committee would be held on 23 June 2011 at 10.00 am in the Chamber.

13.

Any Other Business the Chair Considers Urgent

Minutes:

13.1  There was no other business.

14.

Close of Meeting

Minutes:

14.1  The meeting ended at 11.57am

 

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