Cheshire East Green Vision Consultation

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Cheshire East Council has launched a consultation on its environmental strategy and is urging everyone to have their say on its priorities and vision for the future.

Six ambitious priority areas have been developed, following the council's declaration of a climate change emergency. They are:

  • Cheshire East will be a carbon neutral council by 2025;
  •  Waste and pollution will be reduced;
  •  Air quality will improve;
  •  Increase sustainable transport and travel;
  •  Sensitive and sustainable new development; and
  •  Protect and enhance our natural environment.

Councillor Sam Corcoran leader of Cheshire East Council, said: "I believe that climate change is the greatest challenge facing our generation. We can tackle climate change and win -- but it needs to be addressed on an international scale, a national scale, a local scale and an individual scale."

"Please comment on the strategy to let us know how we can help you reduce carbon emissions and tackle climate change. This will, in turn, help the council to improve and strengthen its environmental strategy and its commitment to meet the challenge of climate change."

Councillor Quentin Abel, Cheshire East Council's environmental champion, said: "Most of our younger people (of any age) are deeply concerned about climate change. This is our first attempt at setting aims for our area and communities.

"We need your assistance. We absolutely welcome ideas and enthusiasms from our communities -- we are all in this together. These might include tree planting and other forms of carbon capture, local energy schemes, transport solutions, building design and energy capture.

"You have the opportunity to have your say in the consultation, which is now live. Please don't miss out -- if you have ideas, share them and be involved."

The eight-week long environmental strategy consultation is now live until midnight on 24 November 2019.

You can find the detailed environmental strategy here.
You can add your own comments here.