Environment & Energy

It’s all about sustainable development.

Our homes, communities and lifestyles – what we buy and consume, the energy we use, and what we do with our waste – all have a huge impact on the environment and our ecological and carbon footprint.This is why YHREF has major plans to make green, clean and low-carbon living part of everyday life in the borough.

The Governments ambitious growth plans is the need to provide 31,000 new homes and 28,000 jobs by 2031 in a sustainable way, ensuring that UK residents live within their fair share of the Earth’s resources, both now and in the future.

Projects for sustainable energy and waste provision include:

  • Commissioning a Sustainable Energy Feasibility Study identifying how new developments can provide onsite renewable energy sources and work towards zero carbon buildings.
  • Improving energy efficiency in existing communities.
  • Improving waste infrastructure provision for the town, making it easier to reduce landfill and increase recycling.

In this section of the website you can also find information on:

  • Renewable energy
  • Climate Change
  • Ecological footprint
  • Zero Carbon Buildings
  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle