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Sheffield Street Tree Partnership Working Strategy - Consultation Feedback

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

The report summarises the feedback from the consultation on the Sheffield Street Tree Partnership Working Strategy.

Decision:

11.1

The Interim Executive Director, Place, submitted a report summarising the feedback from the consultation on the Sheffield Street Tree Working Strategy that ran for 12 weeks from Thursday 16th July until Thursday 8th October 2020.

 

 

11.2

RESOLVED: That Cabinet:-

 

 

(a) Receive the feedback from the consultation, as detailed in the report;

 

(b) agrees that the consultation feedback will be used in the following ways:

 

·         To inform the final Sheffield Street Tree Partnership Strategy to be brought to Cabinet in March 2021

·         To help shape the future arrangements for a new Sheffield Street Tree Partnership

·         To help shape the future programme of work for the partnership

·         To inform and help shape Council policies and processes.

 

 

11.3

Reasons for Decision

 

 

11.3.1

The recommendations are made on the basis that:

 

·         This honours the commitment made by the Council, Amey and STAG in the Joint Position Statement to develop an exemplary new street tree strategy for Sheffield.

 

·         This honours the commitment that further consultation with key stakeholder groups and with the public would be part of the work to develop the new street tree strategy.

 

·         Along with other city and Council strategies that are already in place, the street tree strategy will be instrumental in helping to develop and shape guidance and policies that determine the future of the city in a range of areas including climate emergency; development of the city centre, district centres and local neighbourhoods; and the health and wellbeing of residents.

 

 

11.4

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

11.4.1

Two alternative options are:

 

·         No new street tree strategy

 

·         Maintain and manage the highway network without taking account of the value of the benefits provided by street trees in decisions about whether to retain or replace them.

 

11.4.2

Neither of these options would be in line with the commitment set out in the Joint Position Statement agreed between Sheffield City Council, Amey and STAG to develop an exemplary new street tree strategy for Sheffield

 

 

11.5

Any Interest Declared or Dispensation Granted

 

 

 

None

 

 

11.6

Reason for Exemption if Public/Press Excluded During Consideration

 

 

 

None

 

 

11.7

Respective Director Responsible for Implementation

 

 

 

Mick Crofts, Interim Executive Director, Place

 

 

11.8

Relevant Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee If Decision Called In

 

 

 

Economic and Environmental Wellbeing Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee

 

Report author: Karen Ramsay

Publication date: 02/02/2021

Date of decision: 20/01/2021

Decided at meeting: 20/01/2021 - Cabinet

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