Vision to create National Park in West Midlands welcomed

A government-commissioned report has welcomed ambitious proposals to create a new urban National Park in the West Midlands region.

665 bike parking spaces could be created in Oxford

A new report commissioned by Oxford City Council has revealed 665 bike parking spaces could be created in Oxford city centre.

West York’s EV rapid-charging network has gone live

West Yorkshire’s largest electric vehicle rapid-charging network has gone live with the switch-on of the first chargepoint in Bradford.

Planners failing to safeguard habitats in need of protection

Some councils are still approving planning applications that contravene the new rules laid out in the NPPF for England.

£25m flood risk scheme for Carlisle begins

The Environment Agency has begun work on a new £25 million flood risk management scheme in Carlisle, Cumbria.

Drop in single-use bags since 5p charge

Sales of plastic bags by the seven biggest retailers in England have fallen by 90 per cent since the 5p charge was introduced in 2015.

New clean air plan for Cornwall

Cornwall Council is proposing a new clean air strategy which includes plans to speed up the switch to ultra-low emission vehicles.

£230 million green deal bid for Liverpool submitted

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson has submitted a bid for a £230 million ‘Green City Deal’ to tackle climate change in the city.

Increase in tree planting needs to speed up

The CCC has recommended that 30,000 hectares of woodland should be planted annually, more than double the new trees planted last year.

Coastal communities face decline in young residents

Four in 10 coastal communities in England could see a decline in the number of residents aged under 30 by the year 2039.

£10 million for Bath’s Clean Air Zone

£10 million will help reduce the impact of Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Clean Air Zone on businesses and residents.

WMCA seeks reduction in carbon emissions by 2022

The West Midlands Combined Authority has set new climate change targets to reduce carbon emissions across the region.

West of England councils sign 10-year waste contracts

Councils in the West of England region has awarded new contracts with two regional companies to manage residual waste.

£3.5bn boost to North and Mersey Tidal Power Project

Jeremy Corbyn has announced plans for a £3.5 billion investment in the Mersey Tidal Power Project.

Britons say climate more pressing than Brexit

A new poll has revealed that most adults in the UK care more about climate change in the long-term than Brexit.

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