We really do need to light a fire under this disaster. No help for us and no help for the Council in all of the government spin to address a green recovery.
On Monday 29th June Wiltshire Climate Alliance was one of more than 350 organisations who came together to call for a new settlement that protects vital public services, repairs inequalities, creates good jobs and prepares us for the climate emergency. Join the call to #BuildBackBetter https://buildbackbetter.org.uk
Unfortunately, Prime Minister Johnson responded with his own new slogan “Build, Build, Build”. Boris's plans include £100 million to be spent on road projects, and £900 million for "shovel-ready" local growth projects in England during 2020/21. The total projected spend of £5 billion falls way short of the hype it was dressed up in, and contains nothing that is remotely green,
For more responses to Boris’s speech, and the linked prospect of the “reform” of our present Planning
Comment from industry
UK Green Building Council: “We asked for ‘Build Back Better’, but what we’ve got is ‘Build Build Build’…. a frenzy of building is not equivalent to building back greener”
Architects Declare, which recently wrote to Johnson calling on him to show ‘true leadership’ in the face of climate emergency said his speech fell ‘woefully short’ of what was needed to stay within a 1.5C rise in global temperatures and failed to heed widespread calls for a green recovery.
Other commentators: "This speech looks like a rehash of manifesto pledges with no real plan to deliver a greener and fairer future. It shows this Government has already run out of ideas and run out steam. The Prime Minister also needs to realise that our infrastructure is human, not just bricks and mortar."