Concise Minutes - Climate Change, Environment, and Infrastructure Committee


Meeting Venue:

Video Conference via Zoom

Meeting date: Thursday, 16 September 2021

Meeting time: 09. 30 - 15.30
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/12414


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Attendance

Category

Names

Members of the Senedd:

Llyr Gruffydd MS (Chair)

Janet Finch-Saunders MS

Huw Irranca-Davies MS

Delyth Jewell MS

Jenny Rathbone MS

Joyce Watson MS

Witnesses:

Dr Neil Harris, Cardiff University

Mark Simmonds, British Ports Association

Dr Roisin Willmott, National Director, Royal Town Planning Institute Cymru

Ed Evans, Civil Engineering Contractors Association

Christine Boston, Sustrans Cymru

Scott Pearson, Coach and Bus Association Cymru

Chris Ashley, Road Haulage Association

Chris Yarsley, Logistics UK

Josh Miles, Confederation of Passenger Transport

James Davies, Planning Aid Wales

Ian Christie, Dŵr Cymru-Welsh Water

Victoria Robinson, Planning Officer’s Society Wales (POSW)

Committee Staff:

Marc Wyn Jones (Clerk)

Elizabeth Wilkinson (Second Clerk)

Andrea Storer (Deputy Clerk)

Andrew Minnis (Researcher)

Elfyn Henderson (Researcher)

 

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1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

1.1 The Chair welcomed Members to the meeting.

1.2 The Chair stated that if for any reason he dropped out of the meeting, the Committee agreed that Delyth Jewell MS would become Temporary Chair.

1.3 There were no apologies nor declarations of interest.

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2       Priorities for the Climate Change, Environment and Infrastructure Committee: Evidence session 1 - Transport

2.1 The Committee heard evidence from Sustrans Cymru, the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) Cymru, and the Coach Bus Association Cymru (CaBAC).

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3       Priorities for the Climate Change, Environment and Infrastructure Committee: Evidence session 2 - Transport

3.1 The Committee heard evidence from the Road Haulage Association, British Ports Association, and Logistics UK.

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4       Motion under Standing Order 17.42 (vi) and (ix) to resolve to exclude the public from items 5, 6 and 10 of today's meeting

4.1 The motion was agreed.

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5       Consideration of the Committee's draft report on the Legislative Consent Memorandum (LCM) for the Environment Bill

5.1 The Committee discussed and agreed its draft report.

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6       Consideration of the Committee's Forward Work Programme

6.1 The Committee discussed and agreed its Forward Work Programme.

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7       Priorities for the Climate Change, Environment and Infrastructure Committee: Evidence session 3 - Planning

7.1 The Committee heard evidence from Planning Aid Wales, the School of Geography and Planning – Cardiff University, the Planning Officer’s Society Wales (POSW), and the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Cymru.

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8       Priorities for the Climate Change, Environment and Infrastructure Committee: Evidence session 4 - Infrastructure

8.1 The Committee received evidence from the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) Wales, and Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water.

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9       Papers to Note

9.1 The papers were noted.

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9.1   Legislative Consent Memorandum (LCM) for the Environment Bill

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9.2   Legislative Consent Memorandum (LCM) for the Environment Bill

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9.3   Landfill Disposals Tax Independent Review

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9.4   UK Emissions Trading Scheme

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9.5   Hazardous Substances (Planning) Framework

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9.6   Committee timetable

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9.7   Financial scrutiny

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9.8   Children and young people's priorities for the Sixth Senedd

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9.9   Joint working between Committees

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9.10 Homes fit for the Future: The Retrofit Challenge.

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9.11 National Parks and the Climate Emergency

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9.12 Biodiversity - Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)

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9.13 Working with the Climate Change, Environment and Infrastructure Committee - National House Building Council

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9.14 The risk of UK heatwaves - British Red Cross

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9.15 Water supply to households in north Pembrokeshire

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9.16 Working with the Climate Change, Environment and Infrastructure Committee - National Farmers' Union (NFU) Cymru

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10    Priorities for the Climate Change, Environment and Infrastructure Committee: Consideration of evidence heard under items 2,3, 7 and 8

10.1 Members considered the evidence heard during evidence sessions 2,3, 7 and 8.

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