Take control of HS2 and NPR, review urges

A report by the Northern Powerhouse Independent Review into HS2 says the North and Midlands must take control of their high-speed network.

New Environment Bill introduced by ministers

The government is introducing a landmark Bill to Parliament to tackle the biggest environmental priorities of our time.

Only tenth of homes built on Green Belt are ‘affordable’

The CPRE has revealed that only one in 10 homes built on land released from the Green Belt over the past decade are ‘affordable’.

‘Active travel revolution’ for the Liverpool City Region

Steve Rotheram has said that he wants to see an ‘active travel revolution’ in the Liverpool City Region over the next ten years.

100,000 trees in Bath & North East Somerset

The number of trees in Bath & North East Somerset could be doubled as part of the council’s commitment to tackle the climate emergency.

Environment Agency sets net zero emissions aim

The Environment Agency has set itself the aim of becoming a net zero organisation by 2030.

Labour pledges five-fold increase in offshore wind

Jeremy Corbyn is pledging to radically expand offshore wind to help tackle the climate emergency and invest in coastal communities.

Northern leaders support tree planting programme

Hundreds of Northern leaders have called for the Prime Minister to support an ambitious tree planting programme for the North of England.

New streetlights to save Barnet £750,000 per year

Barnet Council will install LED lanterns in all its streetlights in order to save £750,000 per year and improve the borough’s carbon footprint.

Bath schools energy project to get national rollout

An educational energy programme trialled by schools across Bath & North East Somerset is being rolled out nationally.

©Tim Crocker: Goldsmith Street

RIBA has named Goldsmith Street in Norwich as the winner of the 2019 RIBA Stirling Prize, awarded to the UK’s best new building.

100 per cent renewable sources for West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire Combined Authority is set to outline the steps it is taking internally to address the climate emergency at an upcoming meeting.

Fine idling drivers, fellow drivers urge

A new survey suggests that 72 per cent of drivers want councils to take action against motorists who leave their engines running when parked.

More funding for local authority air quality action

The government has announced the latest round of funding from the Air Quality Grant to help local authorities improve air quality across England.

55,000 free trees up for grabs in London

55,000 free trees are up for grabs for Londoners to plant in their gardens and shared green spaces, and for larger community led ‘plant-athons’.