Environment and Climate Change Scrutiny Committee - Thursday, 14th October, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Level 2, Town Hall Extension. View directions

Contact: Lee Walker, Scrutiny Support Officer 

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No. Item


Urgent Business

To consider any items which the Chair has agreed to have submitted as urgent.



To consider any appeals from the public against refusal to allow inspection of background documents and/or the inclusion of items in the confidential part of the agenda.



To allow Members an opportunity to declare any personal, prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interest they might have in any items which appear on this agenda; and [b] record any items from which they are precluded from voting as a result of Council Tax/Council rent arrears. Members with a personal interest should declare that interest at the start of the item under consideration. If members also have a prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interest they must withdraw from the meeting during the consideration of the item.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 234 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 9 September 2021.


Waste, Recycling and Street Cleansing Update pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Report of Strategic Director (Neighbourhoods) 


This report provides an update on progress in delivering waste, recycling, and street cleansing services. Describing how the activity contributes to the climate change agenda and key priorities for future. Including an update on the English Resources and Waste Strategy (2018).


Additional documents:


Climate Change Action Plan - Quarterly Update report pdf icon PDF 121 KB

Report of the Deputy Chief Executive and City Treasurer       


This report provides a progress update on delivery of the Council’s Climate Change Action Plan for Quarter 2 2021-22 (July-September 2021).



Additional documents:


Manchester Climate Change Framework and Implementation Plan 2.0 - Consultation Two Outcomes pdf icon PDF 253 KB

Report of the Manchester Climate Change Agency


This report provides an update to the Committee on progress in developing an updated Climate Change Framework for the city (Framework 2.0). It reviews the responses to the first round of consultation with communities and businesses that will help to inform the Framework and summarises the emerging objectives and proposed actions required to deliver the scale of carbon reduction required across the city. The Framework is intended to provide a more detailed definition of the urgent actions required across the city if Manchester is to remain within its adopted carbon budget and remain on track to be a zero-carbon city by 2038 at the latest.


Additional documents:


Large Scale Renewable Energy Generation Feasibility Study pdf icon PDF 325 KB

Report of the Deputy Chief Executive and City Treasurer


The Council’s Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP) has a?target?to reduce direct emissions of CO2?by 50% over the five-year period of 2020-25. In addition, the Council has a target to be zero carbon by 2038.


Action 1.4 of the CCAP targets 7,000 tonnes of annual CO2 by 2025 savings to be delivered via a feasibility and business case for a large-scale energy generation scheme from large scale Solar PV or Onshore or Offshore Wind on Council land and buildings, or sites in third party ownership”.


Local Partnerships were appointed in November 2020 to deliver the feasibility study and their study, “Feasibility Study and Options Appraisal for Large Scale Energy Generation for Manchester City Council”, was completed in April 2021 and is attached as Appendix 1 to this paper. 


The Feasibility Study concluded that the Council has two options: either purchase a solar PV facility or negotiate a suitable power purchase agreement (PPA). Both options were assessed to be better than the “do nothing” option.   


The Committee are invited to comment on the report prior to it being considered by Executive.



Additional documents:


Overview Report pdf icon PDF 359 KB

Report of the Governance and Scrutiny Support Unit


This is a monthly report, which includes the recommendations monitor, relevant key decisions, the Committee’s work programme and any items for information.