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.

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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

  • Cllr David Kendall
    Article: Oct 7, 2010

    Essex County Council is being asked to start generating its own 'green' energy. The call comes from the Liberal Democrats in a motion to the Full Council meeting on 12 October.

    County Cllr David Kendall (Brentwood South) has tabled this motion after Liberal Democrat MP Chris Huhne, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, announced new rules in July that allow town and county halls to sell green energy.

  • Article: Sep 23, 2010

    The Liberal Democrats in government have announced a "Green Deal", which could support up to 250,000 jobs by 2030. Said Lib Dem Minister Chris Huhne, "The Green Deal will be a revolution. The first scheme of its kind in the developed world. The most ambitious energy-saving plan ever put forward. A once-and-for-all refit that will make every home in Britain ready for a low-carbon future."

  • Chris Huhne & Stephen Robinson holding pictures of footprints
    Article: Aug 13, 2010

    New policy from a Liberal Democrat Government Minister could lead to a big boost for green energy. Chris Huhne (Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change) is calling on councils to take up the chance to sell any surplus green electricity that they generate to the national grid.

    At present only 0.01% of electricity in England is generated by council-owned renewable sources, despite the scope that exists to install projects on their land and buildings. In Germany the figure is 100 times higher.

  • Stephen Robinson talking to Simon Hughes MP
    Article: Feb 15, 2010

    The Conservatives today published a list of 'Ten reasons to vote Conservative' but none of the ten included any reference to the environment or climate change. This is despite David Cameron's claim that he has 'sought to push the environment up to the top of the political agenda'. Commented Chelmsford Lib Dem Stephen Robinson, "Local council decisions on housing allocations have already shown that the Conservatives are not really concerned about the environment. This is just further proof."

  • Article: Feb 5, 2010

    Liberal Democrats in Chelmsford have set out plans to bring empty houses back into use, making homes available for people who need them and creating local jobs. Stephen Robinson, who is bidding to be the town's Liberal Democrat MP, commented: "Allowing houses to sit empty whilst families are waiting for a home is nothing short of a scandal. There are 1,551 empty houses in Chelmsford and 18,170 across Essex.

  • Stephen with Simon Hughes at Chelmsford Station
    Article: Feb 1, 2010

    The Government has today announced details of its scheme to allow people to sell electricity to the national grid from solar energy they generate. However, Simon Hughes MP (Liberal Democrat Shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary) attacked the scheme, saying, "The Government has given in to the nuclear lobby at the expense of community-led power generation.

  • Article: Jan 19, 2010

    Traffic on White Hart Lane in Springfield / north east Chelmsford is certain to get worse before it gets better, if housing plans for the area get the go-ahead. The news emerged at a public meeting last night (18 January), following persistent questioning from local residents and Lib Dem campaigner Stephen Robinson.

  • building site
    Article: Nov 27, 2009

    The East of England review of housing numbers to the year 2031 has been attacked as fatally flawed on all four of the scenarios outlined. Chelmsford Lib Dem Stephen Robinson has stated that jobs (and infrastructure) should drive development not housing targets.

    Mr Robinson was responding at the end of the public consultation period into the review of the East of England Plan (see http://is.gd/52E9W). In his submission he stated:-

  • Stephen Robinson talking to Primrose Hill residents
    Article: Oct 30, 2009

    "Vindicated" is a word that describes how the residents of Critchett Terrace must be feeling at present, but that will doubtlessly feel hollow when they look out their bedroom windows. The re-development of the old Jeep Chrysler garage into 42 flats is now there for all to see. A new 5 storey high monster totally overpowers the attractive historic dwellings that now sit in its shadow.

  • Climate Change
    Article: Oct 21, 2009

    Chelmsford Liberal Democrats are one of the key local organisations backing a local Climate Change summit, coming up on 4th December. In contrast, the Labour Government and Conservative Essex County Council have both failed to back the 10:10 climate change campaign. [More about the 10:10 campaign at http://is.gd/4uDqR ]