Mid Suffolk rated poor by Friends of the Earth

10 October 2019

Green Party councillors were disappointed but not surprised to find that Mid Suffolk had scored so poorly in the assessment of councils’ environmental performance by Friends of the Earth.

The area scored low on car dependence, tree cover and buildings leaking CO2.
“We have proposed that the new Local Plan will have more demanding criteria for developers to meet with regards to sustainability." said Cllr Rowland Warboys. 

“The County Council has continued to cut scheduled bus services to a skeleton which leaves rural people dependent on cars for work and study,” said Cllr Dan Pratt. “We know the district tree cover is too low and proposed stronger policies and more action to address this at the most recent council meeting. Although that motion was rejected we hope that many of the ideas will soon be put into practice."

Cllr Pratt, Green Group representative on the all-party climate working group is urging the Council to take up many of the measures in the Friends of the Earth 50-point Climate Action Plan. 


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