Metro mayors should focus on making regions cleaner and greener

A coalition of environmental organisations, including the National Trust and The Wildlife Trusts, the Campaign for Better Transport, the Green Alliance and the Campaign to Protect Rural England, have called on incoming metro mayors to take urgent action to make their city regions greener.

Waste crimes totalling £600m annually

A new report commissioned by the Environmental Services Association Educational Trust (ESAET) and the Environmental Services Association has warned waste crime in England incurs losses to the legitimate waste industry and the taxpayer of £604 million a year.

MPs urge action over Brexit risk to nuclear industry

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee has warned that the government has left the UK nuclear industry at risk and must act urgently to ensure its continued operation post-Brexit.

Khan scraps Thames Garden Bridge plans

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced that the GLA will not provide the vital financial guarantees needed for construction to begin.

Government fails in delaying air pollution plan

Despite a late bid to delay publication of its the pollution strategy, the government has been ordered to release it before the June election.

Government approach to sustainable drainage ‘sub-standard’, committee says

The Environment Food, and Rural Affairs Committee has criticised the government’s ‘sub-standard’ approach to sustainable drainage (SuDs), claiming it failed to protect communities from flood risk.

Liverpool Council launches efficient energy provider

Liverpool City Council has announced the creation of a new not-for-profit energy company aimed at tackling fuel poverty in the city.

Failings at Aberdeen Council after unapproved cycle path repairs

Aberdeen City Council has admitted to a ‘serious failing’ after it was revealed that repairs worth £200,000 were ordered to a cycle path without proper approval.

Powys Council considers wind farm proposal

Powys Council is considering plans to build a wind farm at known beauty spot, prompting campaigners to warn the move could deter tourists visiting the region.

LWARB launches Advance London support scheme

LWARB has launched Advance London to help London’s SMEs adopt ‘circular economy’ business models.

Edinburgh CC new depot to improve waste service

Edinburgh City Council has announced the operation of a new, £9 million waste depot which will help to deliver a more resilient service for the city.

Government must improve disabled access to built environment

The Women and Equalities Committee has called on the government to lead the charge in improving access and inclusion in the built environment.

Government delays publishing air pollution plan

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has lodged a fresh application with the High Court to postpone publication of its draft clean air plan until after the election.

New partnership to manage waste collection in Surrey

Joint Waste Solutions will oversee waste collection across four Surrey councils and save around £2.5 million a year.

Dundee council to provide EV-only parking bays

Plans to provide electric vehicle-only parking bays in Dundee in two city parks is underway.

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