Environment

This section covers what to do if you identify an environmental problem, together with information about environmental regulations.

In September 2019, West Suffolk Council declared a climate emergency. The council formed an Environment and Climate Change Taskforce to make recommendations on the council's future role in protecting and enhancing the environment, both in the ways in which it carries out its operations and through specific initiatives.

In July 2020, the taskforce set out a series of recommendations and actions to improve the environment and biodiversity across West Suffolk, as well as lower council emissions to net zero by 2030.

The taskforce reported to Cabinet in July 2020: West Suffolk Environment and Climate Change Taskforce – Final Report ; Report of the West Suffolk Environment and Climate Change Taskforce: Environment and Biodiversity Emergency in West Suffolk

The taskforce first reported to Cabinet in January 2020: Update on the work of the West Suffolk Environment and Climate Change Taskforce