Government warned net zero will be impossible without more support for local planners

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Local authority planning departments need more support and resources to build net zero future
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Local authority planning departments need more support and resources to build net zero future

Government must give local planning authorities more power and money to enable carbon neutral buildings and infrastructure systems if UK is to meet net zero target, industry group warns

Local planning authorities do not have the policies, power, or funding to meet the demands of the UK's new net zero emissions target. That is the stark warning delivered by Ian Tant, President of the...

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