The report proposes that the County Council adopts a Pollinator Action Plan to support biodiversity, local food production, natural capital including flower-rich habitats and sustainable pollinator populations, as well as increasing the attractiveness of West Sussex as a place for people to live, work and visit.
The plan is a local response to the Government’s National Pollinator Strategy for England; a shared plan of action to meet the needs of pollinators through integrated land and habitat management.
The Plan links in with our existing sustainability strategy, our Breathing Better (air quality) Plan, as well as our management plans for our own estate. It builds on the work we are already doing and helps meet our statutory duty to conserve biodiversity.
The plan is built around 5 central aims:
A number of specific actions are identified under each aim and the County Council will work with its partners, contractors, schools, residents and businesses to deliver this plan.Progress on actions will be reported through the Sustainability Team’s business planning process.
Decision type: Non-key
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Divisions affected: (All Divisions);
Notice of proposed decision first published: 26/03/2019
Decision due: 26 March 2019 by Cabinet Member for Environment
Lead member: Mrs Deborah Urquhart email@example.com
Contact: Catherine Cannon Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 033 022 25573.
Democratic Services Contact: Judith Shore Tel: 033 022 26052
West Sussex Plan Priority: A Strong, Safe and Sustainable Place