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Historic hall closure to save council £7.4m


The historic county hall used by Westmorland and Furness Council as the local authority’s headquarters is set to close for its ‘current purpose’.

Councils risk falling foul of new heat network laws


Anthony Coates-Smith, Managing Director of Insite Energy, a heat network metering & billing agent, highlights important changes in heat network regulation.

50% boost to heat pump grants


A Government grant to help households install a heat pump has increased by half to £7,500.

Cornwall exceeds EV charger installation target


Cornwall has installed 184 electric vehicle charge points as part of a plan aimed to improve coverage in rural parts of the county.

Seven bids win £30m decarbonisation cash


Ministers have announced the seven projects that will receive a share of £30m under the ADEPT Live Labs 2: Decarbonising Local Roads programme.

Council chiefs call for better net zero guidance


Council chiefs have urged the Government to introduce a clear policy and investment framework that can help councils measure and reduce carbon emissions.

Decarbonising leisure facilities


Everyone Active looks at the impending challenges that leisure facilities face to reduce carbon emissions.

Holyrood launches £500,000 scheme to boost zero-carbon bus sector


The Scottish government has launched a £500,000 scheme aimed at helping local authorities and smaller operators work towards a zero-carbon bus sector.

Decarbonisation efforts ‘penalise’ rural households, warns think tank


The Government has been urged to give rural households who live off the gas grid more time to transition to low carbon heating.

Plans to decarbonise housing at risk due to lack of funding


A lack of clear Government strategies and insufficient financial incentives are undermining progress on decarbonisation in housing sector, housing body warns.

New guide launched to help councils deliver charging points


Local authorities are being urged to do more to ensure electric vehicle users have easy access to a reliable charge point in their area.

Government at risk of missing net zero target


The Government’s approach to decarbonising residential heating lacks clear direction and is unlikely to help meet the UK’s 2050 net zero target, MPs say.

Government announces nearly £4bn to decarbonise buildings


Nearly £4bn of new funding is now available to help local authorities and private home owners install more efficient, low carbon heating systems.

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Grant Leggett, Executive Director and Head of Boyer’s London planning team, looks at the impact of a future Labour government on planning in London.
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