Protecting Our Environment - Norfolk Labour
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A Bee on a Purple Flower

Sustainable Norfolk

Protecting Our Environment

We will

  • Scrap the Western Link Road & invest in public transport & work with parish councils to solve rat-run issues
  • Ensure our planning policy properly considers environmental impacts
  • Ensure there is a climate and environmental risk assessment of every policy decision that the council takes
  • Set high environmental standards for our County Farms and review the council’s County Farms policy and re-focus on the original aims of broadening access in to farming
  • Ban hunting with dogs, including trail hunting, on County Farms land
  • Identify surplus land for energy production and biodiversity projects
  • Oppose fracking and the use of damaging fertilizers
  • Reduce plastic by offering free drinking water re-filling stations at all libraries & Norfolk County Council public buildings
  • Protect Norfolk’s green belt, sites of Special Scientific Interest and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Work with police and land-owners to tackle the impact of illegal hare coursing
  • Identify areas to rewild and support with incentives
  • Create bee and pollinator corridors on County Council land, and support our communities to do the same
  • Protect our native rare and at-risk species e.g. barbastelle bats, newts, stone curlews
  • Prioritise our Local Member Highways budget for planting or projects that help tackle the climate crisis
  • Increase funding to Parish Partnerships and extend remit to include environmental projects
  • Protect access to the countryside by maintaining Rights of Way, opening up new ones and improving accessibility
  • Ensure all Norfolk rights of way are identified and on the ‘definitive map’ by 2025 & support local communities to identify and register rights of way
  • Encouraging community growing projects like ‘incredible edible’ (Incredible Edible – If you eat, you’re in)
  • Expand Tree and orchard planting – including in urban areas, farmland and schools

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