Dundee

£22m extra for sustainability projects in Dundee Council's capital plan

More than £20m of extra funding has been earmarked by Dundee City Council to help build a green recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

The council’s £386m capital plan for the next five years contains an additional £22m of projects which focus on energy, mobility, waste and resilience.

Among the items identified in the plan are £9m for the Broughty Ferry to Monifieth active travel corridor, £6m for sustainability and low carbon projects, £3m for housing energy saving measures and projects including sustainable transport and infrastructure, as well as fleet electric vehicles.

The additional expenditure in the plan reinforces a city-wide commitment made last year by the Dundee Partnership to establish a Dundee Climate Leadership Group, which will bolster local efforts to tackle climate change and help achieve the city’s aim of net zero greenhouse gas emissions in the next 25 years.

Commenting, Leader of Dundee City Council and Convenor of the council’s Policy and Resources Committee, Councillor John Alexander said: “The pandemic has presented countless challenges, but of them all, rebuilding the economy and the growth of our city has to be done with sustainability at its heart.

“To do that, we need to continue to ramp up the significant investment we have already made in the built environment that will address the issues raised by the ongoing climate emergency.

“We have spent nearly £60 million over the last three years to tackle climate change and with these additional projects, it will bring the total in the plan up to almost £115m by 2026.”

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