Meetings

Sustainable Land Management

This page gives details of any meetings held which will, or did, discuss the matter, and includes links to the relevant Papers, Agendas and Minutes.

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Meeting: 09/07/2014 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly (Item 6.)

Debate on the Environment and Sustainability Committee’s Report on its Inquiry into Sustainable Land Management

NDM5554 Alun Ffred Jones (Arfon)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

Notes the report of the Environment and Sustainability Committee on its inquiry into Sustainable Land Management, which was laid in the Table Office on 19 May 2014.

 

Note: The Welsh Government's response to the report was laid in the Table Office on 2 July 2014.

 

Supporting Documents

Environment and Sustainability Committee’s Report

Welsh Government’s Response

 

Decision:

The item started at 16.27

 

NDM5554 Alun Ffred Jones (Arfon)

 

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

 

Notes the report of the Environment and Sustainability Committee on its inquiry into Sustainable Land Management, which was laid in the Table Office on 19 May 2014.

 

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.


Meeting: 21/05/2014 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

5 Letter from the Minister for Natural Resources and Food - Sustainable Land Management : Follow up from 1 May meeting

E&S(4)-13-14 paper 1

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.2 The Committee noted the letter.


Meeting: 07/05/2014 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 7)

7 Sustainable Land Management : Consideration of draft report

Supporting documents:

  • Sustainable Land Management - Draft report

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee considered the draft report and agreed to consider any changes by email.


Meeting: 01/05/2014 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

Sustainable Land Management - Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee discussed the evidence.


Meeting: 01/05/2014 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Sustainable Land Management - Evidence from the Minister for Natural Resources and Food

 

          Alun Davies AM, Minister for Natural Resources and Food

Kevin Austin, Head of Sustainable Land Management

Nicola Thomas, Head of Implementation, Climate Change and Natural Resource Management

 

Supporting documents:

  • Research Service brief

Minutes:

2.1The Minister responded to questions from members of the Committee.

 

2.2 The Minister agreed to write to the Committee with further information on the data and monitoring project launched by Cardiff University.


Meeting: 02/04/2014 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 7)

7 Sustainable Land Management : Consideration of key issues

Supporting documents:

  • Proposals for Key Principles for Sustainable Land Management

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee agreed the key issues for the report of its inquiry into sustainable land management as set out in the paper it considered.


Meeting: 27/03/2014 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 1.)

1. Sustainable Land Management - Stakeholder workshop to discuss key issues

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 19/03/2014 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 1)

1 Sustainable Land Management - Consideration of key issues

Supporting documents:

  • Key issues paper

Minutes:

1.1 The Committee considered the key issues arising from the inquiry into Sustainable Land Management .


Meeting: 13/03/2014 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 8)

8 Sustainable Land Management : Additional evidence from RSPB Cymru

E&S(4)-08-14 paper 2

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee noted the paper.


Meeting: 20/02/2014 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

5 Sustainable Land Management - Evidence from the Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI), University of Gloucestershire

E&S(4)-06-14 paper 4

 

Professor Janet Dwyer, Director

Chris Short, Senior Research Fellow

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 The witnesses responded to questions from members of the Committee.

 

5.2 Professor Dwyer agreed to provide information on the role of the Welsh Government in relation to data collection.


Meeting: 20/02/2014 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 4)

4 Sustainable Land Management - Evidence from Wales Environment Research Hub

E&S(4)-06-14 Paper 3

 

          Dr Shaun Russell, Director

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 Dr Russell responded to questions from members of the Committee.

 

4.2 Dr Russell agreed to provide details of overseas development schemes.


Meeting: 20/02/2014 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Sustainable Land Management - Evidence from Farming Connect

E&S(4)-06-14 Paper 2

 

Gary Douch, Head of Farming Connect

Eirwen Williams, Director, Menter a Busnes and Head of Rural Programmes

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The witnesses responded to questions from members of the Committee.


Meeting: 20/02/2014 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Sustainable Land Management - Evidence from the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS), Aberystwyth University

E&S(4)-06-14 paper 1

 

Professor Jamie Newbold, IBERS Director of Research and Enterprise

Professor Iain Donnison, IBERS Director of External Relations

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The witnesses responded to questions from members of the Committee.


Meeting: 29/01/2014 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 4)

Sustainable Land Management : Evidence on small scale energy

 

          Chris Blake, Director, The Green Valleys (Wales)

          Richard Tomlinson, Managing Director, Fre-energy

Minutes:

4.1 The witnesses responded to questions from members of the Committee.


Meeting: 29/01/2014 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Sustainable Land Management : Evidence on the rural economy

E&S(4)-03-14 paper 2 : CLA

E&S(4)-03-14 paper 3 : Hybu Cig Cymru

 

          Ben Underwood, Director Wales, CLA

Gary Davies, Regional Strategy Director, South West Wales Regional Partnership

          Dai Davies, Chair, Hybu Cig Cymru

Siôn Aron Jones, Industry Development Manager, Hybu Cig Cymru

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The witnesses responded to questions from members of the Committee.


Meeting: 29/01/2014 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Sustainable Land Management : Evidence from Natural Resources Wales

E&S(4)-03-14 paper 1

 

Joanne Sherwood, Head of Natural Resources Planning

Brian Pawson, Senior Agricultural Adviser

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The witnesses responded to questions from members of the Committee.

 

2.2 The witnesses agreed to provide further information in writing explaining how the condition and connectivity  of SSIs can effect the resilience of the wider environment and advice on how agriculture and commercial forestry could be better intergrated in the RDP.


Meeting: 23/01/2014 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 4)

4 Sustainable Land Management : Evidence from the Forestry Industry

E&S(4)-02-14 paper 2 :  Coed Cadw Woodland Trust

E&S(4)-02-14 paper 3 :  Confor

E&S(4)-02-14 paper 4 :  Maelor Forest Nurseries Ltd

 

 

Jerry Langford, Director Wales, Coed Cadw Woodland Trust

Kath McNulty, National Manager for Wales, Confor

Mike Harvey, Director, Maelor Forest Nurseries Ltd

George McRobbie, Managing Director, UPM Tillhill

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The witnesses responded to questions from members of the Committee.


Meeting: 15/01/2014 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Sustainable Land Management: National Parks Wales and The National Association for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

E&S(4)-01-14 paper 3 : National Parks Wales

E&S(4)-01-14 paper 4 : Brecon Beacons National Park

E&S(4)-01-14 paper 5 : National Association for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

 

Julian Atkins, Director of Countryside and Land Management, Brecon Beacons National Park Authority

Geraint Jones, Farm Conservation Officer, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority

Chris Lindley, Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Officer

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The witnesses responded to questions from members of the Committee.

 


Meeting: 15/01/2014 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Sustainable Land Management: RSPB Cymru and Wildlife Trusts Wales

E&S(4)-01-14 paper 1 : RSPB Cymru

E&S(4)-01-14 paper 2 : Wildlife Trusts Wales

 

          Arfon Williams, Countryside Manager, RSPB Cymru

Annie Smith, Sustainable Development Manager, RSPB Cymru

          Rachel Sharp, Chief Executive, Wildlife Trusts Wales

James Byrne, Living Landscapes Advocacy Manager, Wildlife Trusts Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The witnesses responded to questions from members of the Committee.

 

2.2 Annie Smith agreed to provide a note with further details on her comments on the definitions contained in the Environment Bill White Paper.


Meeting: 24/10/2013 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Sustainable Land Management : Oral evidence

E&S(4)-25-13 paper 3 : Wales Young Farmers Clubs

E&S(4)-25-13 paper 4 : Country Land and Business Association

 

Ceri Davies, Vice Chair, Rural Affairs, Wales Young Farmers Clubs

Sarah Price, Rural Development Officer, Wales Young Farmers Clubs

Ben Underwood, Director Wales, CLA

          Keri Davies, Organic Group of Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The witnesses responded to questions from members of the Committee.


Meeting: 24/10/2013 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Sustainable Land Management : Oral evidence

 

E&S(4)-25-13 paper 1 : NFU Cymru

E&S(4)-25-13 paper 2 : Farmers Union of Wales

 

Ed Bailey, President, NFU Cymru

Dylan Morgan, Head of Policy/Deputy Director, NFU Cymru

Gavin Williams, Chair, Land Use and Parliamentary Committee, Farmers Union of Wales

Rhian Nowell-Phillips, Deputy Director Agricultural Policy, Farmers Union of Wales

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The witnesses responded to questions from members of the Committee.


Meeting: 26/09/2013 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 4)

4 Sustainable Land Management - Consideration of consultation responses

Supporting documents:

  • Consultation responses

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee considered the consultation responses and how to proceed with the inquiry.


Meeting: 17/07/2013 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 10)

10 Inquiry into sustainable land management - Consideration of terms of reference

Supporting documents:

  • Draft terms of reference

 

 

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