Budget 2022: Environment at heart of council as net-zero ambition embedded into budget plans

Council News
09:14, Friday, 25th February 2022

Protecting and enhancing the environment has been hard-wired into every part of North Lincolnshire Council’s budget.

A scheme to support schools to install green-energy solutions will be rolled out across the area, enforcement of litter louts and fly-tippers will be stepped up and the council will look to add a sixth park to its stable of five Green Flag-winning parks.

Hundreds more homes will be fitted with insulation, a raft of new electric charging points will be installed and thousands more trees and hedges will be planted – adding to the more than 90,000 trees which have been planted already.

Cllr David Rose, cabinet member for the environment, said: “We launched our Green Futures strategy recently, announcing our intentions to be net-zero by 2030.

“This is the first budget since it was launched and I am pleased to be able to say we have already made great strides into embedding the intentions of the Green Futures across the council.

“The protection and enhancement of the environment is integral to everything we do.”

The investments are part of North Lincolnshire Council’s annual budget which was approved at a full council meeting on Thursday, 24 February.

The inflation-busting budget saw only a small council tax rise of 0.89 per cent and an uplift in the social care precept of two per cent.