Kent CC criticised for ignoring pothole claims

Kent County Council (CC) has come under attack after data has come to light showing hundreds of pothole compensation claims were rejected by the authority under the assurance that it planned to repair the roads in the future.

BEIS announces £290m boost for clean energy

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has invited renewable energy developers to compete for £290 million worth of contracts to support the growth of clean energy in Britain.

DCLG announces £40 cash injection for coastal regions

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has declared that communities up and down the coast are set to benefit from a £40 million cash boost.

Khan launches vehicle pollution checker

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has unveiled a new emission scoring scheme which allows motorists to identify and avoid buying the dirtiest diesel and most polluting petrol cars and vans.

17 per cent of roads in ‘poor’ condition, ALARM finds

The Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance survey (ALARM) has found that 17 per cent of roads are in ‘poor’ condition.

DCLG confirms 6,000 uses of community rights to protect local assets

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has cited over 6,000 uses of community rights, protecting over 4,000 buildings, green spaces and other local assets.

Joint inquiry launched into UK air pollution crisis

Four select committees have launched a joint inquiry on air quality to scrutinise cross-government plans to tackle urban pollution hotspots.

Plans to build new roads will increase traffic

Road-building is failing to provide the congestion relief and economic boost promised, a new report has claimed.

LGA and PHE raise concern over poor rural health

A new joint report, published by the Local Government Association (LGA) and Public Health England (PHE), has warned that not enough is known about the health and well-being of people living in the countryside.

DfT announces £23m cash injection for hydrogen powered vehicles

The DfT has announced a new £23 million fund aimed at accelerating the take up of hydrogen vehicles and roll out more cutting-edge infrastructure.

Waveney District Council calls for better storm response

Waveney District has published a report making a series of recommendations to improve the response to storms, after it labelled the response to January’s storm surge ‘inadequate’.

Cleaning litter from Welsh streets costing £3.5 million

A new Keep Wales Tidy survey has revealed that collecting and disposing of litter discarded on Welsh roads is costing £3.5 million a year.

Rochdale Council’s swearing ban labelled a ‘misuse’ of power

Civil liberties group Liberty has accused Rochdale Council of misusing its power, following its introduction of a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) which includes a ban on swearing, skateboarding and begging.

Congestion reduction measures to get funding

Chancellor Philip Hammond has presented the 2017 Spring Budget, with aims announced to ease congestion on local roads.

Caerphilly Council home to most polluted street outside London

Hafodyrynys Road in Crumlin in Caerphilly has been highlighted as the UK's most polluted street outside London.

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