Decision details

Motion for the Ocean and the Sussex Bay Programme

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Decision Maker: Joint Strategic Sub-Committee (Worthing)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Decisions:

Before the Committee was a report by the Director for Sustainability and Resources, copies of which had been circulated to all Members and a copy of which is attached to the signed copy of these minutes as Item 9.

 

On 12th December 2023, Worthing Full Council considered a Motion on Notice received from Cllr Claire Hunt regarding “sustainable marine recovery”. The Motion called on Worthing Council to declare an urgent need for marine recovery and sustainability to realise “clean, healthy and productive seas, to meet our net zero targets and for all of the direct economic, health and wellbeing benefits it will bring”. The Motion, seconded by Cllr Sophie Cox, cabinet lead for Climate, was debated and then referred to Worthing Joint Strategic Sub Committee for consideration and determination.

 

The report before members set out the key features of the declaration and considers how the Sussex Bay programme initiated by Worthing Borough Council in partnership with Adur District Council demonstrated the Council’s existing clear strategic commitment to ocean recovery and how the declaration would reinforce and extend that commitment further.

 

 

Decision

 

1.     That the Council become a signatory to the Motion for the Ocean Declaration, joining 21 other local authorities, and registering this on the LGA Coastal SIG website

 

2.     That the WJSSC write to the Government, as called for in the Motion

 

3.     That the progress being made by the Sussex Bay programme and its ability to deliver the commitments being made through the Declaration be noted. Updates to be included in the regular Worthing Priorities updates to Committee.

 

Call-in

 

The call-in deadline for the decisions will be 5.00pm on 16 February 2024.

Publication date: 09/02/2024

Date of decision: 06/02/2024

Decided at meeting: 06/02/2024 - Joint Strategic Sub-Committee (Worthing)

Effective from: 17/02/2024

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