Climate and Environment Advisory Committee - Tuesday, 28 January 2020 2.00 p.m.

Venue: Monkfield Room, First Floor. View directions

Contact: 03450 450 500 Email: 

No. Item




Declarations of Interest


Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 248 KB

To agree the minute of the last meeting held on Thursday 19 November 2019.


Climate Emergency - Plans for Member Workshop


Progress Report on Green to Our Core Projects

Exempt (confidential) information has been provided as part of the agenda, which the Press and public are not able to view.


The law allows Councils to consider a limited range of issues in private session without members of the Press and public being present. The public interest in excluding the Press and Public from the meeting room must outweigh the public interest in having the information disclosed to them. If the Committee wish to discuss any of the confidential information in the report, the following statement will be proposed, seconded and voted upon. 


"I propose that the Press and public be excluded from the meeting during the consideration of the following item in accordance with Section 100(A) (4) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that, if present, there would be disclosure to them of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.”


Paragraph 3 refers to information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).


Response to Cambridgeshire County Council Climate & Environment Strategy for Consultation pdf icon PDF 311 KB

Additional documents:


Air Quality Strategy pdf icon PDF 144 KB

Additional documents:


Zero Carbon Communities Grant Scheme pdf icon PDF 249 KB


Response to Future Homes Standard Consultation


Information item: Advice for residents about energy efficiency improvements to historic buildings pdf icon PDF 310 KB

Procedural Items


Date of Next Meeting

To note the date of the next meeting as Tuesday 24 March at 2pm in the Monkfield Room.


Notes to help those people visiting the South Cambridgeshire District Council offices


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Public toilets are available on each floor of the building next to the lifts.


Recording of Business and Use of Mobile Phones

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Disturbance by Public

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Since 1 July 2008, South Cambridgeshire District Council has operated a Smoke Free Policy. No one is allowed to smoke at any time within the Council offices, or in the car park or other grounds forming part of those offices.


Food and Drink

Vending machines and a water dispenser are available on the ground floor near the lifts at the front of the building.  You are not allowed to bring food or drink into the meeting room.