Agenda and decisions

South and East Devon Habitat Regulations Executive Committee - Wednesday, 18th November, 2020 2.00 pm

Venue: On line via the Zoom App.

Contact: Susan Howl  01395 517541; email  showl@eastdevon.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Public speaking

Information on public speaking is available online.

 

2.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 184 KB

4.

Declarations of interest

Guidance is available online to Councillors and co-opted members on making declarations of interest

5.

Matters of urgency

Information on matters of urgency is available online

 

6.

Confidential/exempt items

To agree any items to be dealt with after the public (including the Press) have been excluded. Thereare no itemswhich officersrecommendshould be dealtwithin thisway, but if any discussion commences on Item 10 Appendix B, which is confidential, then the meeting will move into Part B where the public and press are excluded.

7.

Dawlish Warren NNR pdf icon PDF 305 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved that the Executive Committee:

1.         Notes the results of the botanical survey relatng to impacts associated with human activity at Dawlish Warren NNR;

2.         Received an updated botanical survey report as part of the ongoing monitoring programme in 2022, with comparison to the previous report.

8.

Exe Estuary Wildlife Refuge pdf icon PDF 433 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved that the Executive Committee:

1.         Notes the interim results from the second annual wildlife refuge monitoring report;

2.         Receives an overarching review of monitoring results after completion of the third year of monitoring (2021).

9.

Core Staff Capacity pdf icon PDF 378 KB

Decision:

Resolved that the Executive Committee:

1.         Approves an increase in non-infrastructure developer contribution to secure ongoing staff requirements as previously approved in July 2019 and updated in Section 5 of the related report, to be reviewed in April 2022 alongside the business plan;

2.         As part of the increase to developer contributions referred to in (1) above, approved funding to secure a dedicated Communications Officer resource at 0.2 FTE to be reviewed in April 2022 alongside the business plan;

3.         Approves funding to secure an additional 0.5 FTE Habitat Mitigation Officer for 12 months from January 2021.  For this additional resource to be funded from savings as a result of furlough during COVID-19 lockdown

10.

HREC funding arrangements pdf icon PDF 296 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved that the Executive Committee:

1.         Notes the continued progress made by Teignbridge District Council (TDC) o delivery of the Suitable Alternative Natural Green Space (SANGS) at South West Exeter (SWE SANGS);

2.         Notes the completion of the Funding Agreement between Homes England and Devon County Council, legally securing the Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) award;

3.         Approves the specific funding arrangements detailed in the report to cover off the Dawlish and SWE SANGS in perpetuity, so that the maintenance arrangements can be legally set in place, including the contributions from each partner authority.