We’ve worked to improve our local environment and build a greener City.
We’ve planted hundreds of extra trees across our City, installed more electric vehicle charging points than any other London Borough and drawn up a comprehensive Climate Action Plan in partnership with people living here.
Our Council’s Climate Action Group is chaired by the Leader of the Council who is the lead cabinet member for climate action, to oversee all activities of the Council through an environmental lens. We are committed to continue improving air quality across Westminster and making our Council carbon neutral by 2030 and the City carbon neutral by 2040.
Of course, air does not respect traditional local authority boundaries.
So, we have worked with neighbouring councils and with other metropolitan areas on initiatives to improve air quality for everyone, crossing traditional party lines. For instance, the Leader of Westminster Council joined her counterparts from Birmingham and Oxford to call on the Department for Transport to end the use of diesel trains at Marylebone Station.
Over the next four years, we will:
- Develop local area energy plans for every part of Westminster, to encourage low carbon energy use across our City.
- Launch an expanded Green Homes advice service to provide direct support to everyone in our City, to help improve the energy efficiency of their homes and cut people’s energy costs.
- Continue our £500 million council housing improvement projects with a focus on energy efficiency.
- Expand the roll out of electric vehicles charging infrastructure to over
- 2,000 charger points. We will also install at least 30 rapid chargers for delivery vehicles.
- Work to consolidate and streamline freight and deliveries to reduce emissions, improving air quality for all.
- Maintain, plant and protect our trees to support a continued long-term increase in our City’s greenery.