Report of the Director of Open Spaces.
The Committee considered a report of the Director of Open Spaces setting out the background and production of the Draft Biodiversity Action Plan (2021-26) (BAP).
A Member commented that this plan was very much needed at a time when a biodiversity crisis was happening but added that she was surprised to see no reference to this crisis within the document. Officers responded by stating that some of the legislation that laid down why an Action Plan was necessary referred back to the Rio conference and the biodiversity crisis but accepted that this could also usefully be referenced within a future draft of the document itself prior to releasing it for consultation.
RESOLVED - That Members of the Planning and Transportation Committee recommend for onward approval to the Open Spaces and City Gardens Committee, the draft Biodiversity Action Plan 2021/2026, subject to the incorporation of reference to the biodiversity crisis.