Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee

Agenda Item 83(b)


Subject:                    Member Questions


Date of meeting:    15 March 2022



The question will be answered without discussion. The person who asked the question may ask one relevant supplementary question, which shall be put and answered without discussion. The person to whom a question, or supplementary question, has been put may decline to answer it. 


The following written questions have been received from Members

This Committee:


(1)         Councillor Platts- Woodland Trust


The Woodland Trust has worked with various local authorities on improving tree cover, including Cardiff, Wrexham, Newcastle, Plymouth and Bristol. In Bristol the goal is to double the tree canopy to 24% by 2046. Local authority help is around locating land, securing funding and engaging the public in the idea. Brighton and Hove is exactly the kind of outward-looking city where the same idea would work and be likely to have public support. Can the Council confirm whether they are in touch with the Woodland Trust and if not, will they make contact to forge a working relationship to improve our tree canopy?