Public Inquiry – achieving Net Zero Carbon
In support of the declarations made by Welsh Government, Flintshire County Council produced and published its first Climate Change Strategy in February 2022.
Covering themes such as land use, buildings, mobility and transport, procurement and behaviour change the Strategy sets out a range of actions the Council will take to achieve Net Zero Carbon by 2030.
To effectively scrutinise and monitor the Council’s progress against these actions, a Climate Change Committee was created in May 2022.
As part of its work the Climate Change Committee is holding a Public Inquiry on two areas affecting both mitigation of, and adaptation to, a changing climate.
The first is with regards to flooding within the county boundaries of Flintshire, especially surface water flooding, and it is interested to hear from people who have been affected by flooding and whether they feel flood prevention is being addressed appropriately.
The second relates to the Clwyd Pension Fund and the Committee is asking for thoughts on its net zero investment targets and divestment from fossil fuel companies.
The Chairman of the Climate Change Committee, Councillor Alasdair Ibbotson, said:
“This will be the first Public Inquiry held by the Council’s Climate Change Committee, and we are keen to hear from professionals, residents and members of the public who are willing to share their experiences, opinions and thoughts, on one or both of the two topics currently under discussion. The closing date for feedback is 18 August 2023 for Flooding and 4 August 2023 for the Clwyd Pension Scheme and I would encourage as many people as possible to come forward. ”
More information about how to get involved can be found on the Council’s website:
• Clwyd Pension Fund
Residents who are unable to access the online information referred to above can visit one of the Council’s Connect Centres between 9am and 4.30pm on the days listed below:
• Buckley – Tuesday or Thursday
• Connah’s Quay, Flint or Holywell - Monday to Friday
• Mold – Monday, Wednesday or Friday