It’s hoped these nature-based solutions will also help to improve air quality, the visibility of the region, increase the level of biodiversity within an urban environment and help to improve the health and well-being of citizens.
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‘The built environment must be adapted to support last-mile delivery services and reduce the number of freight movements through our cities.’
‘Balancing trade-offs between these objectives is complex as it spans sectors such as energy, buildings, transport, and water.’
£13.4m will be spent on a variety of low carbon projects in Scotland, including solar panels placed on social housing in Aberdeenshire and a district heat network in Midlothian.
The scheme will offer customers a range of tariffs with 100% renewable energy offered as standard, as well as an option to choose to receive 100% renewable gas.
They found that poorer quality green spaces are stressful and intimidating, while health levels are worse in areas where the quality of green space is poor.
In total, it’s claimed the clubs will now be available to over 100,000 households.
‘Parks and green spaces – no matter what size – are huge assets to our towns and cities and offer us all opportunities to relax, socialise, exercise and play.’
Councils and groups from across England submitted over 100 proposals with the five taken forward receiving an initial £750,000 to help develop their plans.
HS2 claims that the investment in waste heat recycling system would pay for itself after just 4 years and compared to gas boilers being used in the homes, recycling heat could reduce the carbon footprint of 500 houses by more than a fifth (22%).