Local flood management consultation begins

James Brokenshire has welcomed a consultation on increasing local funding for flood and coastal erosion management and is keen to hear ideas.

Clean Air Strategy consultation for Birmingham

Birmingham City Council wants to launch a ‘Clean Air Strategy for the City of Birmingham’ which goes beyond its legal duties to tackle air pollution.

Electric buses launched in Guildford

A fleet of zero emission buses has been launched in Guildford in what is believed to be the first all electric park and ride service in the UK.

Ambitious strategy to tackle air pollution

The Environment Secretary has launched an ambitious strategy to tackle air pollution and reduce particulates across much of the country by 2030.

Southampton puts forward clean air measures

Southampton City Council has outlined measures to provide clean air in the city by 2020 without the need for a charging zone.

Major rethink necessary to meet EV target

Outdated energy and infrastructure policies must urgently be modernised if the government's zero-emission vehicle target is to be met.

No London school to be exposed to pollution by 2025

A new report commissioned by City Hall predicts that as no schools in the capital will be exposed to illegally high levels of air pollution by 2025.

£1.6m to help tackle bus pollution in York

City of York Council is expected to invest £1.6 million in a new Clean Air Zone to improve exhaust emissions from local bus services.

Burnham outlines plans for Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester’s leaders have outlined radical plans to ensure the city-region can thrive at a time of national uncertainty.

New penalties in fight against waste crime

Thérèse Coffey has announced new financial penalties to crack down on fly-tipping, with offenders facing penalties of up to £400.

Glasgow's Low Emission Zone now in operation

Glasgow's Low Emission Zone became operational from 31 December 2018, with plans to extend to all vehicle types by the end of 2022.

Greater protections for trees in urban areas

Michael Gove has announced plans to ensure councils can't cut down trees without first consulting their communities.

Air quality breaches affecting 33 million

New analysis by the Labour Party has found that over 33 million people lived in areas breaching pollution limits in England in 2016.

Scrappage scheme in London for polluting vans

The Mayor of London has announced a £23 million scheme to help business owners scrap polluting vans, in preparation for the Ultra Low Emission Zone.

£760m savings in running costs due to government estate sales

The government estate has fallen by 156,000 square metres over the past year, creating a saving in real terms of £760 million in running costs.

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It is no mystery that there is a huge task at hand to solve the growing problems of waste, inefficient resources, and the disposal of hazardous materials as our communities develop.

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