Report of the Director of Open Spaces.
NB – To be considered in conjunction with the non-public appendices at Item 26.
The Committee considered a report of the Director of Open Spaces concerning a partnership proposal to develop a funding submission to the Secretary of State of Transport to create and restore Habitats of Principle Importance in and around Burnham Beeches Special Area of Conservation (SAC), as part of the biodiversity offsetting strategy being pursued by Heathrow Airport Limited.
1. The Director of Open Spaces be authorised to agree a Memorandum of Understanding with Heathrow Airport Limited that will:
a. Guide the City’s ‘promotion and coordination role’ during the development of the project
b. Lead to the submission of a collaborative bid to Heathrow Airport Limited to fund a landscape scale project that will secure ‘net biodiversity gain’ in and around Burnham Beeches SAC.
2. The indicative timetable (as set out in paragraph 12), provided by Heathrow Airport Limited, be noted.