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Decision details

Task and Finish Group for Decarbonisation Routemap

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Decision:

6.1

The Committee considered a report of the Executive Director, City Futures that seeked approval to appoint a Task and Finish Group to oversee work to develop the Decarbonisation Routemap, as discussed in the committee briefing November 2022. Membership would be drawn from the Transport, Regeneration and Climate Policy Committee.

 

The Terms of Reference of the Group were appended to the report.

 

 

6.2

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY: That the Transport, Regeneration and Climate Policy Committee:-

 

1.    Approves the appointment of a Task and Finish Group on the terms of reference at Appendix A described in this report to oversee work to develop the Decarbonisation Routemap to the point of bringing these through for approval at the relevant committee, with the amendment to membership of  the Task and Finish Group to 6 members and the membership could also include substitute members and not restricted to Transport, Regeneration and Climate Policy Committee Members but including other SCC Committee members.

 

2.    Agree in principle to future reconvening of the Task and Finish Group for the chapters due to development in 2023-24, subject to Committee schedule.

 

 

6.3

Reasons for Decision

 

 

6.3.1

The Task and Finish Group would bring together a small, focused group of members to examine key housing policy issues and provide clear advice to officers developing the strategy. Cross party representation would mean that political agreement was reached at an early stage of the process allowing the strategy to progress.

 

 

6.3.2

This has been a significant barrier to the development of decarbonisation activity in the past. The group will feedback advice given, and progress on the work programme to the Policy Committee, so the Committee can make informed decisions on the Routemap.

 

 

6.4

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

6.4.1

An alternative would be to deliver a series of Knowledge Briefings for the Transport Regeneration and Climate Policy Committee. This was rejected as it would not enable constructive debate and advice to be provided to officers, and the existing Committee work plan commitments would mean this would add further time to the process.

 

 

 

 

 

Publication date: 24/01/2023

Date of decision: 19/01/2023

Decided at meeting: 19/01/2023 - Transport, Regeneration and Climate Policy Committee

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