That having given due regard to the Integrated Impact Assessment. The following be commended to Council for approval.
1. The Biodiversity Duty Plan (2020 – 2023) as presented in Appendix 1 to the circulated report.
2. The implementation of the publication procedures as detailed in the circulated report.
3. The Head of Planning and Public Protection be granted delegated authority to make the necessary arrangements for the Council to become a signatory to the Edinburgh Declaration on Global Biodiversity.
Reason for Decisions:
To enable the Council to comply with the requirements of the Environment (Wales) act 2016 and to recognise the key role of the Council in taking forward local level actions for nature, thereby supporting the principles as set out in the Edinburgh Declaration.
Implementation of Decisions:
The decision will be implemented after the three day call in period.
The Plan has been the subject of internal consultation and its final form reflects the outcome of that process. There was no requirement for external consultation.