Harlow and Gilston Garden Town: Sustainability Guidance and Checklist, final document for endorsement
The Leader presented the recommendation, which was referred to in the Executive report of 30 March 2021, regarding the Harlow and Gilston Garden Town Sustainability Guidance and Checklist report.
Councillor Haysey proposed that the recommendations in the Executive report be supported. Councillor Kemp seconded the proposal.
Councillor Goldspink added her thanks and congratulations to Councillor Kaye who had done an excellent job for the last two years. She congratulated and welcomed the new Chairman and Vice Chairman.
Councillor Goldspink confirmed that the Liberal Democrats were supportive of the recommendation.
The motion to support the recommendation having been proposed and seconded, was put to the meeting and upon a vote being taken, was declared CARRIED.
RESOLVED - that the Harlow and Gilston Garden Town Sustainability Guidance and Checklist be endorsed as material for development management purposes.
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The Leader of the Council submitted a report on the Harlow and Gilston Garden Town Sustainability Guidance and Checklist which had been out for extensive consultation with residents and developers. The document puts together the council’s expectation of sustainable development within the Garden Town across all its strategic sites. The Leader said this was an extraordinary piece of work and congratulated the officers involved for all their hard work and thanked residents for their extensive comments. The Leader said this document would sit with the other Garden Town policies and documents to ensure the council can get what it wants from developers.
Councillor McAndrew said the report was an extraordinary document and made comments on the review of supplementary documents.
Councillor Haysey said the Executive Member for Environmental Sustainability was a huge advocate for sustainable development and this report would complement his work on the Hertfordshire Climate Change Group.
Councillor McAndrew said the document would be shared with the climate group and it covered all four key themes: carbon, water, transport and biodiversity.
Councillor Buckmaster was also impressed with the report and said it would provide consistency across the Garden Town. He was pleased to see the link to RAG rating to determine if developers were meeting the net carbon goal.
Councillor Haysey proposed and Councillor Goodeve seconded a motion supporting the recommendation in the report. On being put to the meeting and a vote taken, the motion was declared CARRIED.
RESOLVED - To recommend to Council
that the Harlow and Gilston Garden Town Sustainability Guidance and Checklist be endorsed as material for development management purposes.