Solar farm plans submitted by Leicestershire CC

Major plans to develop a solar farm and a carbon neutral site have been lodged by Leicestershire County Council.

Ambitious active travel plans unveiled in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is to use £5 million to support the creation of safe, accessible routes for walking, cycling and wheeling as lockdown restrictions are lifted.

Index highlights importance of parks and green spaces

The latest Green Space Index has highlighted the need to revalue local parks and green spaces and protect them in perpetuity.

UK must go ‘faster, further and fairer’ to combat climate crisis

Only by going ‘faster, further, and fairer’ can we seize the significant national and global opportunities of a net-zero economy.

Cop26 climate summit expected to be postponed again

The Cop26 climate summit had been tentatively rescheduled for early 2021 but looks likely to be pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Drivers willing to walk more to keep air clean

A new survey has shown that drivers across the UK are ready to change their behaviour to maintain the cleaner air of the lockdown.

18 local authorities secure funding for e-cargo bikes

Eighteen local authorities in England have secured funding from the Department for Transport's £2m eCargo Bike Grant Fund.

Increase pace of energy efficiency in UK buildings

There is an urgent need to increase the pace and scale of investment into the energy efficiency and resilience of UK residential buildings.

59 per cent air pollution drop in Oxford

New data has shown that Oxford city centre has seen a historic 59 per cent drop in air pollution as a direct result of the coronavirus lockdown.

Parks should be under power of NHS, says thinktank

Parks and green spaces across the UK should be seen as a tool of healthcare in the same way as medicines and therapies.

Ministers urge for safe re-opening of recycling centres

The government has published new guidance on how recycling centres can be safely re-opened during the coronavirus outbreak.

Public urged to ‘think twice’ before travelling to beauty spots

Councils covering rural and coastal areas have urged the public to ‘think twice’ before travelling to do exercise in country parks and beaches.

Oxford to seek maintained air quality following lockdown

Oxford City Council is exploring the opportunity to make ‘once in a generation’ improvements to transport and public space in the city centre.

Image from Visit Aberdeenshire

Aberdeen City Council has approved a plan to position the city as a climate positive city while helping to lead on the rapid shift to a net zero future.

Free cycle hire passes for NHS workers in Edinburgh

Transport for Edinburgh’s Cycle Hire Scheme (Just Eat Cycles) has announced the release of 100 free annual passes for NHS staff.