Councils ‘need’ money to meet 25-year environment plan objectives

Councils need more resources if they are to help central government meet air, flooding and waste aspirations set out in the 25-year environment plan, says the LGA

Floods in York. Photograph: Tasfoto/123RF

Photograph: Tasfoto/123RF

Without additional funding, councils will be unable to meet the aspirations set out in the government’s 25-year environment plan, according to the Local Government Association (LGA).

Councils are pivotal to meeting 25-year plan goals for improving flood defence, air quality and recycling, but repeated budget cuts have forced them to cut back on many basic services including the environment.

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