Decision details

A Green City Charter for Southampton

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Green City seeking to adopt a Green City Charter and invite city stakeholders to enroll.


(i)  To adopt the Green City Charter as published in this paper.

(ii)  To delegate powers to the Director of Transactions & Universal Services to develop and introduce a Green City Plan by 2020 that will demonstrate how SCC will deliver on those commitments included in the Green City Charter.

(iii)  To support the promotion of the Green City Charter with stakeholders to encourage its wider adoption and the subsequent development of actions that will satisfy its aims, objectives and commitments.

Reasons for the decision:

The development of a Green City Charter will facilitate the delivery of the Councils existing priority outcomes, refresh existing activities, and deliver new ones.  It will ensure that environmental impacts are given due consideration in the delivery of services and decision making and where possible ensure we maximise the opportunity to deliver benefits.  It will provide an opportunity to satisfy the expectations and ambitions identified in the Clean Air Zone Consultation exercise.  It will seek to encourage city stakeholders to adopt the same set of principles and deliver their own actions.  It will encourage all stakeholders including both business, community groups and public sector organisation to work together to deliver a shared outcome, making Southampton a cleaner, healthier, more sustainable and attractive environment for all.

Alternative options considered:

No alternative options considered.

Report author: Steve Guppy

Publication date: 19/03/2019

Date of decision: 19/03/2019

Decided at meeting: 19/03/2019 - Cabinet

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