Decision details

Peat Free Compost

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To consider the budgetary consequences of the motion on Peat Free Compost submitted by Councillor Banfield to the February Council meeting which, having been proposed and seconded, was immediately adjourned to the next ordinary Council meeting (July)




(1)           That it be noted that the Landscape Maintenance Contractor uses no peat based products in any of the Grounds Maintenance activities.


(2)           That it be noted that in 2020 the floral & bedding plants are grown in 50% peat free compost.


(3)           That it be noted that the percentage of peat free compost used by the floral unit & bedding plant supplier will increase beyond 50% over the next few years and be fully peat free as soon as practicable & well before 2030.


Corporate Priorities : Clean, Green and Safe;

Reason No Public Access: No

Declarations: None

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No

Contact: Ed Potter, Assistant Director: Environmental Services Email: Tel: 0300 003 0105.

Report author: Ed Potter

Publication date: 07/07/2020

Date of decision: 06/07/2020

Decided at meeting: 06/07/2020 - Executive

Effective from: 11/07/2020

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