Councillors have approved twenty million pound plans for a power plant in Shoreham in Sussex despite protests. Edgeley Green Power says it will create ninety jobs and generate power using renewable energy. But concerns have been raised about the smell and air pollution.
We are keen to see the development of renewable energy generation on this site, but any renewable solution has to be genuinely sustainable. We objected to this proposal for a few reasons. There’s a risk this will exacerbate our city’s air quality problems, and many local residents have expressed concerns about the potential use of palm oil, as world demand for this product is contributing to rainforest destruction.
– Councillor Pete West, Chair of the Environment and Sustainability committee
We are urging Adur District Council, with the support of the Port Authority to find ways of ensuring that only officially recognised, and genuinely sustainably produced renewable fuels would be used.”
It's a city once dubbed the drugs death capital of the UK. But now authorities in Brighton are considering providing safe rooms for addicts to inject themselves - in the hope of reducing the number of deaths.
People living in Brighton and Hove will be paying almost two per cent more council tax this financial year.
Councillors approved the 1.96 per cent rise last night - the maximum increase allowed. Labour supported the minority Green administration's plan to increase the tax by the maximum amount possible. The Conservatives recommended a tax freeze.
Green councillors said the rise was necessary to safeguard services.