Newcastle councillors backs clean air toll plan

Plans for a clean air toll in Newcastle City Centre have been backed by Newcastle City Council.

National Trust pledges 20m new trees in next decade

The National Trust has announced a series of new initiatives to tackle climate change, including planting 20 million new trees.

Lincolnshire targets flood works in budget plans

Lincolnshire County Council is set to invest additional money in highways maintenance and flooding as part of its budget next year.

Oxford to install new water fountains in city parks

Oxford City Council is installing new drinking fountains in three of the city’s parks, as part of the authority’s support for cutting plastic waste.

A greener Cambridge central to 2020 budget plans

Cambridge City Council’s budget for 2020-21 is pledging action on climate change, biodiversity and the environment.

Final drafts published for first city centre Zero Emission Zone

Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council have published final draft proposals for its Zero Emission Zone.

New build homes to be more efficient from 2024

New regulations will be developed to ensure all new homes built in Scotland will use renewable or low carbon heating from 2024.

Fly-tipping offences soar by 50 per cent

Tougher sentences are needed to deter fly-tipping, with latest figures showing that the issue costs councils £58 million a year to clear up.

Wales pledges further funding for cleaner transport

Investing in low emission vehicles and creating a more resilient transport system are to receive Welsh Government funding.

Cornwall launches the Forest for Cornwall project

Cornwall Council has launched its ambitious climate emergency project the Forest for Cornwall, drawing high praise from the Woodland Trust.

NHS winter crisis worsened by air pollution

175 doctors have written to Boris Johnson warning of public health crisis as hospitals overcrowd with air quality-caused illnesses.

Birmingham joins Partnership for Health Cities

Birmingham City Council has joined the Partnership for Healthy Cities in a bid to increase safe and active mobility for all citizens.

Scotland must match 2045 Net Zero target with action

The CCC has said that Scotland must match the ambition of its world-leading Net Zero 2045 target with decisive action.

Oxford pledges to become net zero in 2020

Oxford City Council has set out the next steps it will take - including budget allocation - to become a zero carbon council and city.

Communities missing out on community farm benefits

CPRE has said that council-owned county farms are in terminal decline, meaning future generations of young farmers won’t benefit.

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