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Apologies and Changes in Panel Membership (If Any)
To note any changes in membership of the Panel made in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 4.3.
The Committee noted the apologies of Councillor Whitbread and Appointed Member Catherine Hobbs and Rob Sanders. The Committee also noted that following receipt of the temporary resignation of Councillor Whitbread from the Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee, the Director of Legal and Governance, acting under delegated powers, had appointed Councillor Murphy to replace him for the purposes of the meeting.
The Committee received the draft Cabinet report detailing the proposed Clean Air Zone for Southampton.
Councillor Leggett, Cabinet Member for Clean City, Mr Spottiswoode (Green Resistance in Southampton), Ian Hall (Southampton Hackney Association), Liz Batten and Mandy Bissett (Clean Air Southampton), Clive Johnson (Radio Taxis), Catherine Barber, and Lindsi Bluemel were in attendance and with the consent of the Chair addressed the meeting.
(i) That Cabinet agree to model the budget proposal to increase charges for crossing the Itchen Bridge and should the modelling show that the proposal was likely to place at risk compliance with EU ambient air quality limits, the proposal was rejected by the Executive;
(ii) That, in the development of Council strategies and policies, an analysis was undertaken and consideration given, to the impact the policies and strategies would have on air quality in Southampton;
(iii) That, should Government decide not to fund the air quality measures outlined in the plan, the Executive agree to resource the proposals from Council finances; and
(iv) That the Green City Charter was developed via a cross-party working group and that consideration was given to involving stakeholders in this process.