A good quality environment can help to enhance people’s lives and support a sustainable economy.
But climate change, population growth and higher consumer expectations are putting pressure on the environment. Many people are concerned about what this means for them and their community – from the effects of pollution on their health, to how much water and other resources will be available and the effects of flooding and coastal erosion.
We will work more closely with people and communities to create better places and to help people to enjoy the environment and the benefits that this can bring. We will also work to protect people from environmental risks, including flooding, and work within communities to develop shared solutions.
This element of our strategy is supported by a number of supporting strategies that show in more detail how we will work in specific areas to achieve the aims set out in our strategy: