23/12/20: Breckland Council seeks public feedback on plans for a sustainable future

Breckland Council is asking local residents and businesses for their feedback and ideas on shaping a greener future for Breckland.

The council is currently developing a Sustainability Strategy, which will set out how the organisation plans to tackle climate change and deliver activities which achieve its sustainable environmental vision.

Cllr Ian Sherwood, Executive Member for Customer Engagement at Breckland Council, is leading on the council's climate change activities. "We are working towards a more sustainable future and tackling climate change, while putting in place initiatives which enhance the local environmental and quality of life for local residents. We've made good headway in producing our draft strategy, but we know that this isn't something we can deal with in isolation and so this survey will give people a chance to share more about their priorities and what they want to see put in place in the future."

The short online survey will give people a chance to say what they see as being the most important 'green' initiatives, such as installing more electric charging points in the district, tree planting initiative, cycleways, and green grants. Contributors are also being invited to suggest their own original ideas which can be considered for future activity.

Earlier this year, Breckland announced that it was switching to a green energy tariff for all its buildings, would be letting some grass verges grow longer to create bee-friendly habitats, and had adopted a new policy to work with housing developers to install more bird boxes and other green features as part of the planning application process.

To take part in the survey, which ends on January 15th 2021, visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/YP3M37F

 

Last updated: 23/12/2020 12:16:33