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In the news this week

Public Sector guidance for making tech more sustainable
In this guidance, the UK Government offers advice to public sector buyers on how to make the lifecycles of their tech projects more sustainable. While this guidance applies to buyers, you can use the 12 point guidance to support your bids, and ensure you are able to help buyers achieve their sustainability goals.

Fund to drive private sector investment in nature opens for second round
Environmental groups, local authorities, businesses and other organisations can apply for grants of up to £100,000 to help develop projects that will benefit England’s natural environment.

East Sussex council approves almost £9m for climate change and highways
East Sussex County Council has agreed that a fund of £8.855m will be used for highway repairs (£5.8m) and on a series of projects connected to the council’s climate emergency action plan (£3.055m). Projects included within this allocation are: installing better insulation and replacement boilers, installation of low energy lighting and solar panels, repairing pavements, filling in potholes and improving road signage around the county.

A49: Council planning to make ‘one of England’s most dangerous roads’ safer
Plans to improve the A49 between Shrewsbury and the Herefordshire border are to be expected. No planning has yet been made on how to make this road safer, however the council have highlighted that it is an upcoming project, and will follow the proposed North West Relief Road.

200 homes set for Moulsecoomb in Brighton
If planning permission is given to a proposed £70m scheme in Moulsecoomb, it will see the creation of 200 homes, doctors’ surgery, youth centre and library – with an aim to start construction by May 2023.

Birmingham City Council Cabinet agrees 12-year electric vehicle strategy
Birmingham aims to cut city emissions in half by 2030. 3,000 electric vehicle charge-points will be installed at strategic locations across Birmingham as part of a 12-year electric vehicle strategy that will contribute to meeting its net-zero target by 2030.

£624 million of loan funding to support thousands of new homes and improve vital infrastructure
Loan funding of at least £624 million will be available for house builders, including SMEs, to improve the vital infrastructure needed to kick-start new housing projects, with a particular focus on transforming unsightly and derelict brownfield sites.

UK health services make landmark pledge to achieve net zero
All 4 UK health services have committed to net zero carbon emissions. Across England, £280m will be used to decarbonise the NHS through the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme – with a further £1.425bn confirmed for the whole public sector across this Spending Review period.

UK confirms pledge for zero-emission HGVs by 2040 and unveils new chargepoint design
All new heavy goods vehicles in the UK will be zero-emission by 2040. This, combined with the UK’s 2030 phase out for petrol and diesel cars and vans, represents a world-leading pledge to end the sale of all polluting road vehicles within the next 2 decades. The UK will become the first country in the world to commit to phasing out new, non-zero emission heavy goods vehicles weighing 26 tonnes and under by 2035, with all new HGVs sold in the UK to be zero emission by 2040.

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