The Wildlife Trusts’ initial response to the 25 Year Environment Plan

Posted on 12th January 2018

Theresa May’s speech on the environment today shows that, at last, a Government is seeing how much the environment means to the people of the UK, not least young people. Both the speech and the plan contain some very encouraging words and ambitions for land and sea but The Wildlife Trusts believe that the lack of legal underpinning is a fundamental flaw.  In addition, it is vital that the Prime Minister fulfils her intention to ensure there is no weakening

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New guidelines call for homes for people and wildlife

Posted on 11th January 2018

Why and how to build nature-friendly housing developments

New guidelines published by The Wildlife Trusts today show how new housing developments can be built in a way that provides people with greener, inspirational homes which help to reverse decades of wildlife and habitat decline.  

‘Homes for people and wildlife – how to build housing in a nature-friendly way’ is published at a time when the Government has recently committed to building a further 300,000 homes a year until 2022.

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25 Year Environment Plan launch today

Posted on 11th January 2018

Commenting on Theresa May’s speech on the environment and the publication of the 25 Year Plan today, Stephanie Hilborne OBE, Chief Executive of The Wildlife Trusts, says:

“The PM’s speech shows that, at last, a Government is seeing how much the environment means to people, not least young people.  There are fantastic words and ambitions for land and sea that raise the spirits – but the lack of legal underpinning is a fundamental flaw.  What is the point of gently urging

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