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In the news this week
Preferred route for multi-million-pound upgrade to A46 Newark Bypass unveiled
The preferred route for a multi-million-pound development of the A46 has been announced by National Highways, and will include:
◆ the widening of the A46 to a dual carriageway between the Farndon and Winthorpe junctions
◆ a new bridge over the A1
◆ a flyover junction at Cattle Market
◆ Winthorpe junction enlarged to a five-arm roundabout to connect the new A46 link
Find funding to help your business become greener
Almost £5 billion of funding is available to help UK businesses become greener as part of the government’s commitment to reach net zero emissions by 2050.
Government Announces £67M to Upgrade Home Insulation & Install Clean Heating
This funding will allow 22 local authorities across England to improve the energy efficiency of homes by installing low-cost clean heating and insulation. The funding is part of the Home Upgrade Grant (HUG) scheme and will see improvements made to 4,300 low-income, off-gas grid households – supporting 1,300 jobs in the green energy sector.
Cycling and walking plans receive high level of support
Proposed walking and cycling improvement plans in Portsmouth have received a lot of support from the public, and the responses will be used to shape final designs which will soon be shared in a formal consultation. The plans include cycling and walking routes, and if approved, construction will begin later this year.
The huge cost of making Swansea’s council houses and flats environmentally friendly
To work involved in making council housing in Swansea more environmentally friendly could be worth £750 million. The Welsh Government wants councils and social housing landlords to upgrade their properties to emit virtually no greenhouse gas emissions, and for Swansea Council that’s around 13,600 houses.
How the council hopes to spend £600m to improve Hull over the next four years
Over the next 4 years, Hull’s capital strategy will include:
◆ £130.4m for repairs and maintenance work on council homes
◆ £6m for essential bridge maintenance up to 2026
◆ £14.5m for the maintenance of corporate buildings
◆ £11m for highway maintenance
◆ £96m for Albion Square – the council’s flagship city centre regeneration project
◆ £30m green energy schemes
Bath council commits tens of millions to help district reach net zero as ‘time is ticking’
More than £38m will be spent over the next five years to drive down carbon emissions in Bath. Included within this spending:
◆ £9.2m investment in the new Keynsham Recycling Hub
◆ £14.2m to modernise waste services to further improve recycling rates
◆ £754k to expand the council’s green vehicle fleet
◆ £2.3m to refurbish the council’s Commercial Estate, addressing the repair backlog and planning energy efficiency
◆ £150k investment in green infrastructure to include the development of a Nature Recovery and Delivery Plan
◆ £5.062m for a 10km walking/cycling connection between Newbridge and Batheaston/Bathampton
◆ £1.5m for vehicle upgrades through the financial assistance scheme as part of the Clean Air Zone
◆ £1.736m for Renewable Energy Development
Tech acquisition to be major priority for UK police
Large scale tech acquisition and use have been highlighted as one of three major priorities for UK police, says policing minister Kit Malthouse, who highlights that there is enormous potential for both crime prevention and detection through improved technology.
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