What are the parties' environment policies for the General Election 2024?

Idyllic cottage next to a bridge in the River Thames
Environmental policies are set to play a big role in the upcoming general election (Image credit: Getty Images)

As the UK grapples with rising water and air pollution, along with the challenge of balancing declining habitats and the growing need for housing, environmental policies have become a crucial topic in the upcoming general election.

The environment encompasses everything from how we gain planning permission for new homes, to water and energy supplies environmental policies can have a significant effect on homebuilders and renovators.

Joseph Mullane
News Editor

News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.