Agenda and minutes

Venue: East Devon District Council, Blackdown House, Honiton, EX14 1EJ

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 60 KB

Minutes from the previous meeting on 18 July 2019, attached.


RESOLVED that the Minutes of the meeting held on 18 July 2019 be signed as a correct record.



Items requiring urgent attention

Items which in the opinion of the Chair should be considered at the meeting as matters of urgency.


There was no item raised as a matter of urgency.



Climate Change pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Presentation from Penny Tranter, Chartered Meterologist from the Met Office and James Chubb, Countryside Team Leader, East Devon District Council.



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The Committee received two presentations on Climate Change.  The first presentation was from Penny Tranter, Chartered Meteorologist from the Met Office, which gave comprehensive scientific information on Climate Change, including:


-       Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

-       Ten Indicators of a Warming World

-       Climate Risks, Extreme Events and Related Impacts

-       Number of World Natural Catastrophes 1980-2018

-       UKCP18 (UK Climate projections) 2018

-       Representative Concentration Pathway

-       Future UK temperatures

-       Southwest sea Level Rise


The second presentation from James Chubb, Countryside Team Leader from East Devon District Council covered Climate Change, Biodiversity and Species Extinction, including:


-       Species extinction as a result of habitat loss

-       Woodland regeneration (tree planting)

-       Coastal squeeze phenomenon

-       Carbon sequestration by habitat

-       Newly created saltmarsh - Black Hole Marsh


The Committee expressed their sincere thanks to both Penny Tranter and James Chubb for their thought-provoking presentations.   Members requested that copies of the Met Office presentation be forwarded to them for wider circulation.


[N.B. copies of both the above mentioned presentations are attached to these Minutes and further information is available at and]