Norfolk County Council to ‘plant one million trees in the next five years’

The local authority also plans to invest £1.5 million in active travel, including cycling and walking

Norfolk County Council has unveiled plans to plant one million trees in the next five years as part of a new carbon reduction programme.

The local authority has also pledged to invest £1.5 million in active travel and work with Norwich City Council and UK Power Networks on the development of electric vehicle charging points.

The council has also decided to increase LED streetlight installations across Norfolk.

Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste Councillor Andy Grant said: “We’re pressing ahead on many different fronts to deliver our environmental policy and have made good progress over the last year since it was adopted.

“Putting the environment at the centre of our decision-making is vital to tackling the effects of climate change in Norfolk. This is what we need to do to achieve our aim of net zero carbon by 2030.”

 

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