Agenda and minutes

Area Committee 4 - Monday, 9th November, 2020 6.00 pm

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Items
No. Item

1.

Welcome and Apologies pdf icon PDF 101 KB

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor English.

 

2.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 192 KB

To consider the minutes of the last meeting held on the 27th July 2020

Minutes:

RESOLVED – that the Minutes of the previous Meeting held on 27 July 2020 be agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

 

3.

Declarations of Interest

To hear any declaration of interests from Councillors on the Area Committee.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

 

4.

Public Forum

Please see the public information sheet attached to the agenda for information and detail about public forum processes.  For this specific meeting, the deadlines are:

 

·         The deadline for Public Forum Questions is 5pm on Tuesday 4th November.

·         The deadline for Public Forum Statements is midday on Friday 6th November.

·         The deadline to register to speak at the meeting is 6pm on Thursday 5th November.

 

Please email to democratic.services@bristol.gov.uk

Minutes:

There were no public form submissions.

 

 

5.

Community Resources Manager Update and Decision Report pdf icon PDF 199 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Community Resources Manager introduced the report and drew attention to the following:

·           The proposals included tree planting in the adjacent Area Committee 1 and 5 areas due to the lack of planting opportunities in the 1 mile radius of the time limited S106 agreements in relation to the former Police Station, New Bridewell Street, City Centre;

·           The money proposed to be spent out of area amounted to approx. £6,900.

 

The following comments were made by Councillors:

·         Concern that not all the money could be used for tree planting in the Area Committee 4 area and that the 1 mile radius prevented the monies from being used in other parts of Area Committee 4, such as St George;

·         Consideration needed to be given to creative and innovative solutions such as the use of planters where it was not possible to identify sites for tree planting;

·         The risk of the S106 monies being subject to clawback by the developer if not spent within the time limit was low;

·         The Area Committee boundaries would not be recognised by local residents and it may be better to use the monies to plant trees elsewhere rather than risk losing it.

In considering the tree planting project proposals, Members agreed that the project be partially funded to deliver the projects within Area Committee 4 area.

 

In considering the tree planting proposals outside Area Committee 4, Councillor Ruth Pickersgill proposed that planting in adjacent Area Committee 1 and Area Committee 5 areas with available Area Committee 4 S106 monies be approved.  This was seconded by Councillor Steve Pearce and on being put to the vote was NOT CARRIED (4 in favour and 6 against).

 

Councillor Asher Craig proposed that the proposed planting in adjacent Area Committee 1 and Area Committee 5 areas with Area Committee 4 S106 monies be rejected and the outstanding monies be set aside for future creative and innovative planting proposals within the Area Committee 4, noting there was a small risk that the S106 monies would be the subject of clawback by the developer.  This was seconded and on being put to the vote was CARRIED.

 

RESOLVED that

 

(1)   the that the tree planting project proposals be partially funded to deliver the projects within Area Committee 4 area as follows;

(a) 19 trees using 13/00452 / Former Magistrates Court, Nelson Street, City Centre using all remaining funding for that contribution save for £59.03 residue which could be added to revenue fund for future maintenance;

 

106 code

Ward

Location

TPL

Species

Common name

13/00452

Central

St Stephens Churchyard

100005.5

Taxus baccata

yew

13/00452

Central

St James Barton Roundabout

100021.5

Sorbus aria

Common whitebeam

 

13/00452

 

Central

St James Barton Roundabout

 

100020.5

 

Acer campestre

 

Field maple

 

13/00452

 

Central

St James Barton Roundabout

 

100001.0

 

Pinus sylvestris

 

Scots pine

 

13/00452

 

Central

 

The Horsefair

 

100001.5

 

Ginkgo biloba

 

Ginkgo

 

13/00452

 

Central

 

The Horsefair

 

100002.5

 

Ginkgo biloba

 

Ginkgo

 

13/00452

 

Ashley

Brunswick Square Green Space

 

100001.5

 

Prunus avium

 

Wild cherry

 

13/00452

 

Lawrence Hill

 

Houlton Street

 

100005.5

 

Sorbus aucuparia

 

Rowan

 

13/00452

 

Lawrence  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.