Decision - Impact of Tree Diseases

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Impact of Tree Diseases

Decision Maker: Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The report will update the committee on the current situation with elm disease in Brighton and Hove


That the Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee:


1)             Note the initial projected cost of £3.4 million to deal with ash dieback (of which £0.352 million relates to ash trees on housing land) over the next 5 – 10 years.


2)             Recommend to Policy & Resources Committee the allocation of an initial tranche of £0.400 million funding during the 21/22 budget setting to start tackling Ash die-back.


3)             Notes the cost pressure of £0.300 million in 20/21 for dealing with elm disease which is being managed within budget by making in- year savings.


4)             Recommends that Policy & Resources allocate £0.200 million in the budget setting for 21/22 to deal with elm disease next year.


5)             Approves the approaches being taken to tackle these two diseases.

Report author: Robert Walker

Publication date: 25/11/2020

Date of decision: 24/11/2020

Decided at meeting: 24/11/2020 - Environment, Transport & Sustainability Committee

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