Decision details

Planting Trees Outside of Woodlands Project - DEFRA Funding

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Noted

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No




1.    That Cabinet recommend to Council that a budget of £290,240 is approved for the DEFRA funded Trees Outside Woodland Project.


2.    That, subject to Council approving recommendation 3.1, Cabinet approves expenditure for the project officer and the following two pilot projects:

a.    £116,450 for the project officer

b.    £60,040 for the Subsidised Trees pilot

c.    £28,500 for the Urban Tree pilot.




That Cabinet delegates authority to the Director of Planning and Environment, following consultation with the Cabinet Member for the Environment and Chichester Contract Services, to accept an increase in the approved budget and expenditure for any of the four pilot projects up to a total of £50,000 per pilot if additional funding is offered by DEFRA or by another participating local authority.

Report author: Mr Tom Day

Publication date: 13/01/2022

Date of decision: 11/01/2022

Decided at meeting: 11/01/2022 - Cabinet

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