Far from being a loss to the community they are more often derelict buildings and surplus land which can be used for housing.
Posts Tagged: Environment
If we want to signal a commitment to sustainable, low-carbon growth strategies, the Government could introduce a green sovereign bond.
The third piece in our mini-series assessing his performance at DEFRA argues that he is a worthy heir to Tory environmentalism.
This second piece in our mini-series assessing his performance at DEFRA argues that he has taken a few strong first steps – but that real results are needed.
In the first of a mini-series assessing his performance at DEFRA, Gove’s willingness to challenge mighty vested interests is put to the test.
If Ministers believe that 30p on annual bills is too high a price, they should seek the right number – and a deal to get us there.
We never forget we are spending our residents’ money. We have delivered new homes and we have kept our borough clean and green.
Chris Whitehouse: A small, sleepy backwater? No, with a Conservative council the Isle of Wight is fizzing with enterprise and innovation
Improvements for tourism, the environment and road works … and we’re proposing to go big on beach huts.
Judy Terry: Councils should take note of what it takes to be listed as a “best places to live” in the property supplements
A safe place with the best schools, well maintained public spaces, sports facilities, and transport links make locations desirable
Town Halls are sticking with the “big six” – spurning the chance to save money or to switch to renewables. This even applies to councils that set up their own firms.
I took part in the first ever debate held in Parliament on soil. Solar panels line my office roof. Also I use a Somerset wicker basket instead of plastic bags.
Adopting a net zero emissions target would reinforce the Government’s recent efforts to reach out to younger voters with new policies to protect the environment.
Richard Benyon: Climate Change. There’s an opportunity, as this Commonwealth summit opens, to follow the Queen’s lead.
It is vital that we discuss how we eliminate the plastic waste brought to the surface of our collective consciousness in Blue Planet II.
Dan Pitt: Green politics can be deeply Tory – in its sense of conservation, piety, and obligation to those living and dead
Part of settling down and marking time, as Roger Scruton would say, is protecting our environment. Doing so is an unchosen obligation upon us.
Voters, economic reality and climate change all press for further action. Here’s what we could and should do to make our land even greener and more pleasant.