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Herbicide Reduction Plan

a) To review the work completed on the Herbicide Reduction Plan.
b) To consider and approve methodologies for weed control.
c) To approve an integrated weed control policy for the City.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Significant effect on communities living or working in any ward in Cambridge;

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/02/2024

Decision due: 21 Mar 2024 by Executive Councillor for Open Spaces and City Services

Lead member: Executive Councillor for Open Spaces and City Services

Department: City Services Group

Contact: Alistair Wilson, Strategic Delivery Manager Email: Alistair.Wilson@cambridge.gov.uk.

Additional Information: This is a key item and will automatically appear on the agenda for discussion / debate.

Background Information: The Council unanimously voted in favour of declaring a Biodiversity Emergency on 18th July 2019; and this included a commitment to reducing and removing the need to use herbicides on highway verges, roads, and pavements, and to find viable and effective unwanted vegetation control alternatives. This report reviews the work completed on the journey to meeting this ambition.

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