Wales targets ‘factory-made’ modular housing

Julie James has said that factory-made modular housing should be used to quickly increase affordable housing in Wales.

EA makes new homes on flood plains warnings

Following heavy rainfall, the Environment Agency’s Sir James Bevan has warned against building new homes on flood plains.

Over 11,000 homes to be built on flood-risk land

More than 11,000 new homes are planned to be built on land at the highest risk of flooding in the regions worst hit by storms.

£1.5 million for 20mph roads in Somerset

Ambitious plans to keep children safe by installing an advisory 20mph zone outside every school in Somerset have been announced.

70,000 homes in high risk flood areas not covered by insurance

The Bright Blue think tank has revealed that 70,000 English homes in areas prone to flooding have no insurance.

Coordinated approach to car clubs in London

London Councils is launching a new online resource to support borough collaboration on car clubs policy.

Liverpool favouring bus franchising transport system

Steve Rotheram has revealed that bus services could be franchised as part of a London-style public transport system for the city region.

£1m boost for green initiatives in Somerset

Somerset County Council has created a £1 million climate change fund, thought to be the biggest investment of its kind.

Tenth of new homes built on land with high flood risk

Analysis shows that one in 10 of all new homes in England since 2013 have been built on land at the highest risk of flooding.

£3 million for smart energy investment in Midlands

Three new projects will help to place the West Midlands as a global leader in the field of low-carbon energy, following government funding.

Londoners to wear sensors in air pollution test

Participants from around the capital will be wearing individual pollution monitors to track changing pollution in their environment.

New Manchester environmental campaign revealed

A new campaign is looking to inspire residents, businesses and policy makers to work together to put nature at the heart of Greater Manchester.

Package of support announced for storm-hit areas

Grants, council tax relief and business rate relief have been announced for people and businesses in areas affected by flooding.

Very little infrastructure spending directed to flooding

Just over one per cent of government infrastructure spending in England will go towards flood defences.

£220m to help achieve net-zero in Scotland

Kate Forbes has said that the new Scottish National Investment Bank has Scotland’s transition to net-zero carbon emissions at its centre.

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