1.4m tonnes of salt stockpiled by councils for winter weather

Councils have prepared for this year’s winter weather, with 94 per cent having the same level or more salt in stock for gritting.

Sheffield’s parks to benefit from new five-year strategy

Sheffield City Council has set out its ambitions for the city’s parks with a new five-year strategy that could see millions invested in green spaces.

Nottingham City Council's air quality plan approved

The government has announced it has approved Nottingham City Council’s new plan to tackle air pollution in Nottingham city centre.

Cycling prioritised in new road safety plans

Jesse Norman has announced aims for a new cycling and walking champion, to promote cycle and pedestrian-friendly policies.

Energy saving projects prompt emissions drop

Leicestershire County Council has seen its carbon dioxide emissions fall by 34 per cent in the past 12 months.

2,000 villages overlooked for affordable homes

Villages are missing out on new affordable homes because they are classified as unsuitable for growth by the local planning process.

Five new Low Emission Bus Zones for London

The Mayor of London has delivered five new ‘clean air’ Low Emission Bus Zones in some of the capital’s worst polluted hotspots.

Sustainable drainage for Welsh properties from next year

Sustainable Drainage Systems will become mandatory for new property developments in Wales from next year.

More energy efficient buildings in Bath

New buildings and developments in Bath and North East Somerset will have to be more energy efficient and better adapted to climate change.

Council improvements see’s Welsh recycling rates rise

Greater collaboration between the Welsh Government and local councils is making recycling methods in Wales more consistent.

Nuneaton town centre revamp gets green light

A major scheme to transform Nuneaton into a vibrant and prosperous town has been given the green light thanks to £7.5 million of funding.

Council rethink needed to sustain services in rural Wales

Councils need to think and act differently to address the challenges of reductions in public spending and poor infrastructure in rural Wales.

Air pollution plans resembling a ‘shambolic’ mess

ClientEarth has criticised the government’s lack of a joined-up strategy to tackle air pollution, labelling plans as a ‘shambolic and piecemeal mess’.

Half of National Cycle Network rated as ‘poor’

The National Cycle Network is so starved of funding that many of its bike paths are in poor condition and are in desperate need of improvements.

Coffey questions ‘regressive’ recycling plans

The Environment Minister has written to Swindon Borough Council over plans to tell residents to stop recycling plastic.

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