Policy Statement: Environment

You said:

We need communal and green spaces where the generations can mix.

We should all have access to green spaces, have clean towns and villages and breathe clean air. All too often, developers build housing estates that have no community, sports or play areas, and that must change.

We shall give local councils the means to maintain the cleanliness and appearance of our towns and villages. We will also require developers to provide sufficient open, recreational space and landscaping in their plans, with appropriate landscaping. We will monitor and seek to reduce pollution; increase recycling; monitor flood protection, and improve and increase green spaces. We will seek to continually raise the energy standards of our homes and workplaces, and encourage developers to install state-of-the-art energy conserving technologies in their designs. We support allotments and local food production and will encourage more farmers’ markets.