At the December 2nd 2019 meeting the Council declared an emergency. Read Declaration
Mayor Mark Stidworthy explains the background to the declaration in a series of video interviews which you can watch here
Ilkley Sustainability Plan
This sustainability plan was commissioned by Ilkley Council’s Neighbourhood Development Plan working group in November 2018.
The plan has been drafted by Climate Action Ilkley with input from a number of local organisations all of whom have endorsed the document. They are listed on the opening page. Climate Action Ilkley are now calling on the Town Council to formally adopt the plan before the the referendum on the Neighbourhood Development Plan in May 2021.
*Reg 16 refers to Regulation 16 in the Neighbourhood Plan Process Timetable which says
“As soon as possible after receiving a plan proposal that includes all of the relevant documents, the local planning authority must (a) publicise the following on their website and elsewhere as appropriate…”
Air Pollution Presentation
At our meeting on 18th January Amy Stidworthy of CERC (Cambridge Environmental Research Consultants) gave a talk about air pollution and its measurement, harmful effects, etc. to inform our deliberations about what we might do next on this front. She included thoughts on air pollution in Ilkley particularly around the Brook St/Leeds Rd area.
Thanks to Rob Knipe for these links:- Following last night’s discussions from Steve’s question about the ‘bigger picture’ – below are a few links to the projects I mentioned. Please let me know if I can help with more.
H21 The Hydrogen Economy Project for the NE: This is a link to the section that highlights the Leeds City planning part (there are more general H21 Project links as well): https://www.h21.green/projects/downloads/
Hydrogen in your gas supply
Keele University are running a pilot project to research the acceptability of injecting hydrogen into your gas supply – with positive results. Read about it here
The Royal Society issued a paper “Options for producing low-carbon hydrogen” in 2018. Read this paper (or at least the conclusions on page 27) here
The All Party Parliamentary Group on Hydrogen says:-
“Hydrogen will play a key role in shaping our future economy and our ability to meet our net-zero targets, the only question that remains, is when.”
Their report is well presented and provides a good background to the issues including how hydrogen can be produced – Blue v Green. It’s 32 pages but worth a read if you are interested. You can view or download it here 20.07.15 Hydrogen-APPG-Report-2020