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Sheffield Street Tree Partnership Strategy

18/03/2021 - Sheffield Street Tree Partnership Strategy

14.1

The report sought Cabinet approval of the Sheffield Street Tree Partnership Strategy as a ‘sub-strategy’ of the Sheffield Trees & Woodlands Strategy 2018-2033.

 

The production of a new Street Tree Partnership Strategy for Sheffield honours the commitment made by the Council, Amey, and the Sheffield Tree Action Groups (STAG) Steering Group in the Joint Position Statement published in December 2018 to develop an exemplary new street tree strategy for Sheffield. It also delivers action 29 in the Sheffield Trees and Woodlands Strategy 2018-2033: 

 

w  ‘We will seek to develop a street tree strategy with partners which will be a ‘sub-strategy’ of the Trees and Woodlands Strategy’.

 

 

14.2

RESOLVED: That Cabinet:-

 

 

 

  1. Approve the Sheffield Street Tree Partnership Strategy;

 

  1. Accept the ‘You Said, We Did’ report setting out how the Sheffield Street Tree Partnership dealt with the consultation feedback in preparing the final strategy; and

 

  1. Accept the proposed arrangements for the Sheffield Street Tree Partnership.

 

 

 

14.3

Reasons for Decision

 

 

14.3.1

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

 

 

14.3.2

This delivers action 29 in the Sheffield Trees and Woodlands Strategy 2018-33:

 

‘We will seek to develop a street tree strategy with partners which will be a ‘sub-strategy’ of the Trees and Woodlands Strategy’.

 

 

 

14.3.3

Along with other city and Council strategies that are already in place, the Sheffield Street Tree Partnership 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.

 

14.4

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

14.4.1

Two alternative options were:

 

w  No new street tree strategy

w  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.

 

 

14.5

Any Interest Declared or Dispensation Granted

 

 

 

None

 

 

14.6

Reason for Exemption if Public/Press Excluded During Consideration

 

 

 

None

 

 

14.7

Respective Director Responsible for Implementation

 

 

 

Executive Director of Place

 

 

14.8

Relevant Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee If Decision Called In

 

 

 

Economic & Environmental Wellbeing Scrutiny & Policy Committee