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Eco-projects given cash boost

22 July 2011 No Comment

A host of environmentally-friendly projects have been given the green light by the government thanks to an extra cash injection.

The Local Sustainable Transport Fund, which had some 66 authorities apply for funding according to Brighton and Hove News, have dished out finance to 37 councils in its first allocation with a view to improving transport schemes across the UK.

A brand new rail station, which will need industrial roofing, is set to be built in Stratford Upon Avon, while a whole host of eco-friendly schemes are planned to be employed in Hampshire, Plymouth, Oxford, South Yorkshire, Lowestoft and more.

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Deliver economic growth in a low carbon way

An independent panel were appointed to advise ministers on the various projects submitted. The group, comprising of representatives from the British Chamber of Commerce, the Campaign for Better Transport and local authority body ADEPT, “were delighted” at the “high quality bids which will deliver economic growth in a low carbon way.”

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Transport minister Norman Baker expressed his joy at the delegation of funds to local authorities, stating to Construction Enquirer: “All the winning schemes have one thing in common – they will help build strong local economies while addressing the urgent challenge of climate change.

“We have empowered local authorities to create packages of sustainable initiatives that are tailored for their local areas, and this is only the beginning – even more funding will be announced next summer following a second round of bids,” he added.

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