Full Council resolved to approve and adopt the new South Somerset Environment Strategy. Members also agreed to approve the identified intermediate actions and next steps that are detailed in the strategy.

Speaking following the adoption of the South Somerset Environment Strategy, Councillor Sarah Dyke, portfolio holder for Environment, said: “I’m really pleased that we can now move forward with an Environment Strategy that clearly shows that South Somerset District Council is committed to tackling Climate Change and achieving a significant reduction in its carbon emissions. We recognise that this is only the start of what can be achieved, but the Strategy lays the foundations for moving forward and making positive change in the district.

“Funds have been made available by the authority to action some of the interventions that are detailed in the strategy and we are excited to be able to start delivering these ambitions, to meet and exceed our targets, whilst exploring what more we can do in the future.”

You can view the adopted strategy online at www.southsomerset.gov.uk/EnvironmentStrategy