Agenda and minutes

Environment and Sustainability Committee
Thursday, 12 January 2012 09.15

Venue: Committee Room 3 - Senedd. View directions

Contact: Alun Davidson 

Items
Note No. Item

1.

Election of Temporary Chair under Standing Order 17.22

Minutes:

1.1 The Committee elected Vaughan Gething as temporary Chair for this meeting and the afternoon meeting.

2.

Introductions, apologies and substitutions

Minutes:

2.1 Apologies were received from Dafydd Elis-Thomas.  There were no substitutions.

(09.15 - 11.15)

3.

Inquiry into energy policy and planning in Wales - Evidence session on TAN 8

Peter Ogden, Director, Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales

          E&S(4)-01-12 paper 1

                  

John Day, lead petitioner, P-04-024 Say No to TAN 8 – Windfarms and High Voltage Power Lines Spoiling our Community
          E&S(4)-01-12 paper 2

 

Neville Thomas QC, Shropshire and mid Wales Alliance

E&S(4)-01-12 paper 3

 

Huw Morgan, Montgomeryshire Against Pylons

E&S(4)-01-12 paper 4

 

John Morgan, Cambrian Mountains Society

E&S(4)-01-12 paper 5

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The witnesses responded to questions from members of the Committee on energy policy and planning in Wales.

4.

Papers to note

Minutes of the meetings held on 1 December

          E&S(4)-10-11 minutes

          E&S(4)-11-11 minutes

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee noted the minutes of the meetings held on 1 December 2011, the letters from the Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and European Programmes and the additional written information on the inquiry into energy policy and planning in Wales.

(11.15)

5.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42(vi) to resolve to exclude the public from the meeting for items 5 & 6

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee agreed the motion to resolve to exclude the public from the meeting for items 5 & 6.

(11.15 - 11.30)

6.

Inquiry into proposed reforms to the Common Agricultural Policy - Draft report of the Common Agricultural Policy Task and Finish Group

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee agreed the draft letters from the Common Agricultural Policy Task and Finish Group to the Welsh Government and the European Parliament and Committee of the Regions Rapporteur.

(11.30 - 12.00)

7.

Inquiry into the Business Case for the Single Environmental Body - Agreement of terms of reference and appointment of expert advisers

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee agreed the terms of reference for its inquiry into the Business Case for the Single Environmental Body.

 

7.2 The Committee agreed to appoint Professor Terry Marsden and Professor Robert Lee as expert advisers to assist it with the inquiry.  In doing so, Antoinette Sandbach expressed her preference that the Committee should be able to choose from a wider range of candidates.

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