The Government’s fiscal reaction to the coronavirus pandemic proves "the magic money tree has always been there", said Gavin Elliot, head of BDP’s Manchester studio, and raises questions as to why the funds have not been used to tackle climate change.
Peel Environmental, part of Peel L&P, plans to build up to six plastic recycling facilities across the country, including in the North West, to provide a “complete solution” to the five million tonnes of plastic waste generated in the UK each year.
The Chancellor pledged to increase research spending in the technology and low-carbon sectors, including plans to build "at least two" carbon capture and storage facilities in areas such as Merseyside by 2030.
If Manchester is to achieve its aim of becoming net zero carbon by 2038 it must find a way of cutting emissions by 50% over the next five years, according to Gavin Elliott, head of BDP's Manchester studio.
An update on Lancashire’s £430m City Deal, the county’s housing supply and the latest on Blackpool’s £1bn regeneration were on a wide-reaching agenda at Place North West’s Lancashire Development Update.