Agenda

Venue: Watermore Primary School, Lower Stone Close, Frampton Cotterell, BS36 2LE

Contact: Ian Hird 

Items
No. Item

1.

Welcome and introductions

2.

Apologies for absence

3.

Declarations of interest

Members who consider that they have an interest to declare are asked to: a) State the item number in which they have an interest, b) The nature of the interest, c) Whether the interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest, non-disclosable pecuniary interest or nonpecuniary interest. Any Member who is unsure about the above should seek advice from the Monitoring Officer prior to the meeting in order to expedite matters at the meeting itself.

4.

Items from the public - questions; statements; petitions pdf icon PDF 228 KB

Please note: as this is an Extraordinary joint meeting of the committees, questions and statements (and any petitions) must be about the business for which this extraordinary meeting has been arranged.

 

WRITTEN PUBLIC QUESTIONS (written procedure)

 

1. Any member of the public can submit a maximum of two written questions in advance of this meeting.

 

2. The deadline for the submission of questions is 5.00 pm, at least 3 clear working days ahead of a meeting. For this meeting, the deadline for questions is 5.00 pm on Wednesday 15 September.

 

3. Questions should be addressed to the Chair of the meeting and e-mailed to democratic.services@westofengland-ca.gov.uk

 

4. Under the direction of the Chair, wherever possible, written replies to questions will be sent to questioners by the end of the working day prior to the meeting.

 

5. Please note - under the Combined Authority’s committee procedures, there is no opportunity for oral supplementary questions to be asked at committee meetings.

 

6. The written questions and replies will be circulated to committee members in advance of the meeting and published on the Combined Authority website.

 

PUBLIC STATEMENTS

 

1. Any member of the public may submit a written statement (or petition) to this meeting.

 

2. Please note that one statement per individual is permitted.

 

3. Statements must be submitted in writing and received by the deadline of 12 noon on the working day before the meeting. For this meeting, the deadline for statements is 12 noon on Monday 20 September. Statements should be emailed to democratic.services@westofengland-ca.gov.uk

 

4. Statements will be listed for the meeting in the order of receipt. All statements will be sent to committee members in advance of the meeting and published on the Combined Authority website.

 

5. Please note: If any member of the public wishes to attend the meeting to orally present their statement, they are asked please to notify the Combined Authority’s Democratic Services team of this at the point when their statement is submitted and by 12 noon on the working day before the meeting at the very latest. Due to Covid-19 measures and the capacity limits at this meeting venue, it is very likely on this occasion to be necessary (depending on the number of statements received) to limit the number of people permitted to attend to present their statements in person; statements to be presented physically at the meeting will be listed in the order of receipt of notification. For those presenting their statements at the meeting, a maximum of 3 minutes ‘speaking time’ is permitted for each statement. The total time available for the public session at this meeting is 30 minutes.

 

Please note that this particular meeting will be live-streamed on the West of England Combined Authority You Tube channel  https://youtu.be/wRT1gPIg3y0

 

All members of the public attending to present statements are requested please to take a Covid-19 lateral flow test 24 hours before the day of the meeting.

Additional documents:

5.

Comments from the Chair of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership

To receive any comments from the Chair of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership on the reports to be considered at this meeting.

6.

Comments from the Combined Authority's Overview & Scrutiny Committee

To receive any comments from the Combined Authority’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee on the reports to be considered at this meeting.

 

7.

Motion submitted for consideration by the West of England Joint Committee

The following motion has been submitted for consideration by the West of England Joint Committee:

 

Motion on Bristol Airport Expansion

Motion to be moved by Metro Mayor Dan Norris.

‘The Joint Committee recognises:
- There is a climate and biodiversity emergency.
- The West of England has ambition net zero targets for 2030.
- The proposed expansion of Bristol Airport is one of the biggest carbon decisions in the region for the coming decade.
- The pandemic has significantly reduced air travel with a 75.6% drop in passenger numbers in 2020.
- Bristol Airport’s role as an employer in the region and the need for a just transition to a greener economy that does not leave workers worse-off.
- Bristol City Council and Bath and North East Somerset Council opposition to current airport expansion and North Somerset Council's decision to refuse planning permission to expand beyond 10 million passengers a year.

The Joint Committee resolves:
- To oppose the latest plans to expand Bristol Airport.’


8.

Principles for a refreshed climate emergency ambition pdf icon PDF 185 KB

9.

Green Recovery Fund pdf icon PDF 160 KB