Greener Chelmsford

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The environment in mid-Essex is under threat as never before - new houses, delayed recycling plans, road schemes, air pollution, Stansted expansion; nuclear power stations and waste incineration. If we don't cut global warming, the ice caps melt and Essex is under water!

Protecting the environment is central to Liberal Democrat policy. Global warming is the greatest challenge to our way of life that we face. We need Governments to lead nationally but there is plenty we can do locally to make a real difference.

In Government, the Lib Dems delivered on environmental issues.

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For a wider range of policies to make Chelmsford greener, safer and fairer see our local election manifesto and a list of other local green links. The Lib Dems are the real green party in Chelmsford.

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Greener Chelmsford News

  • DacorumRecycling
    Article: Jul 26, 2019

    Yes, it's frustrating that different councils have different rules but that's in large part due to having to arrange external contracts at different times.

    You need to rinse dirty packaging, squash plastic bottles and, in Chelmsford at least, put the lids back on.

    More answers here:

  • Cllr. Jude Deakin and council staff use electric equipment in parks. (Chelmsford City Council)
    Article: Jul 24, 2019

    Chelmsford City Council is determined to go green and deliver on its pledge of 16 July 2019 to be carbon neutral by 2030. The Lib Dem led Council has just rolled out battery powered hedge trimmers and electric parks vehicles.

    Cllr. Jude Deakin and parks staff launched the new, electric equipment for our parks this week. See this video:

  • Building site
    Article: Jan 31, 2012

    Chelmsford Council was taken to task this evening for failing to give a high enough priority to new community facilities, public open space and new jobs for residents. The Liberal Democrat group told the Council's Development Policy Committee that these issues should have been addressed in the Site Allocations Document, which was under debate.

  • Article: Dec 29, 2011

    Figures published today show that since April companies have announced plans for almost £2.5bn of investment in renewable energy projects in the UK, with the potential to create almost 12,000 jobs across the country. Lib Dem Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne MP reaffirmed the Coalition's commitment to meeting EU renewable energy targets, namely 15% of all energy from renewable sources by 2020.

  • Article: Sep 27, 2011

    Moves are in hand today to stabilise our energy costs and reduce the impact of oil price rises. A senior Liberal Democrat is in meetings to lobby EU chiefs for a European supergrid carrying renewable energy.

    Lib Dem MEP Sir Graham Watson is Chairman of a global network (of MPs and MEPs from all mainstream political parties) campaigning to increase government investment in renewable energy and electricity supergrids. The network is called the Climate Parliament and is today holding meetings with two different European Commissioners.

  • Building site
    Article: Jul 8, 2011

    4,000 houses on green fields to the North West and North East of Chelmsford have been given the OK. The long-awaited report from a Government-appointed inspector has backed the plans by Conservative-run Chelmsford council.

    The proposals are in the North Chelmsford Area Action Plan. It proposes 3,200 houses north of Springfield and Beaulieu Park; 400 houses on the edges of Broomfield; around 250 near Newlands Spring, and 150 near Essex Avenue/Woodhall.

  • Diana Wallis MEP seeing at first hand how improved loft insulation can help to cut down energy bills
    Article: Nov 7, 2010

    The Green Deal, a Liberal Democrat manifesto commitment, is the Government's new and radical way of making

    Energy efficiency will become available to all, whether people own or rent their property. Liberal Democrat Energy and Climate Change Secretary, Chris Huhne has announced the delivery of another Lib Dem manifesto commitment. By 2015 up to 100,000 Green Deal workers could be employed in the effort to upgrade and insulate Britain's homes.

  • Article: Oct 27, 2010

    Liberal Democrat Communities Minister Andrew Stunell announced today that Liberal Democrats in Government will deliver the biggest net increase in social housing for 30 years. 150,000 affordable homes over the next four years will follow decades of neglect under Labour and the Conservatives.

    Since 1979, both Labour and Conservative Governments presided over a reduction in the number of affordable homes, with each selling off more homes than they built. There were 400,000 fewer homes after the Tories' 18 years in power and a further 45,530 fewer after 13 years of Labour.

  • Article: Oct 25, 2010

    The Government has committed £60m in funding to establish world-class offshore wind turbine manufacturing at ports sites. Lib Dem Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Chris Huhne today said that this opens the way to a major expansion of the country's offshore wind industry.

    In an email to Liberal Democrat members, Chris Huhne wrote:-

  • Solar panels.
    Article: Oct 13, 2010

    Essex County Council has agreed to take forward a Liberal Democrat plan to allow councils to generate renewable energy which can be sold on to the National Grid. "The relaxation of controls by the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Lib Dem Chris Huhne, gives Essex County Council the opportunity to be a community leader in the carbon reduction and renewable energy agenda", said Cllr David Kendall (Brentwood South).