Calls for new body to regulate EV chargepoints

The SMMT has published a new seven-point plan to ensure every driver in Britain can benefit from the electric vehicle charging network.

£230m for Nottingham’s five-year housing programme

Nottingham City Council looks set to invest £230 million in a five-year investment programme in its housing stock, with energy efficiency at their centre.

Exeter tops index of England’s cleanest cities

According to an in-depth analysis of environmental data by ENDS Report, Exeter is the cleanest city in England.

£7.2 million district heating extension approved in Leeds

Councillors in Leeds have approved plans to invest £7.2 million extending the city’s flagship district heating network by 2,500 metres.

Planning system is ‘destroying nature piece by piece’

A new RSPB report has warned that England’s planning system is destroying nature and is in dire need of reform.

UK bike hire schemes remove 3.7 car miles per user every week

The growing popularity of bike share schemes across the UK has reduced car mileage for each user by an estimated 3.7 miles every week.

£8.1bn Welsh investment to support green infrastructure

Wales’ new Infrastructure Investment Strategy, underpinned by £8.1 billion over the next three years, seeks to move public services towards zero carbon.

Study finds access to public play spaces is unfair and unequal

A FOI survey carried out by the Association of Play Industries has revealed that some UK regions have almost five times the free-to-access play provision of others.

Funding for social housing energy efficiency upgrades

Thousands of social housing tenants will have their energy bills cut and homes made warmer as the government improves energy efficiency.

Funding reduction could impact road maintenance

Councils have warned that they will have to scale back road maintenance as local authorities face a £500 million funding reduction.

Newcastle bids to become climate-neutral and smart city

Newcastle City Council has submitted a bid to the European Commission for the city to become one of its 100 climate-neutral and smart cities by 2030.

New greenfield housing remains designed around cars

Transport for New Homes has found that housing developments on former farmland are adding hundreds of thousands of extra car journeys to England’s roads.

Every neighbourhood should have protected green space

CPRE has said that every neighbourhood should have a protected place for community well-being to level access to green space and nature.

Hampshire County Council is the first Highway Authority in the country to trial plant-based plastic bollards to reduce its carbon footprint.

Oxford’s Zero Emission Zone pilot to launch on 28 February

Oxford City Council has announced that Britain’s first Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ) will begin in the city on 28 February 2022.

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