ADEPT awards winners 2023 – a celebration of innovation for local places

At its annual President’s Awards, the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning & Transport (ADEPT) has recognised the achievement of members and partners across the country. The ceremony, which was part of ADEPT’s Spring Conference also marks the end of Mark Kemp’s presidency of the Association. This year, ADEPT introduced a new category to […]

ADEPT Live Labs 2 reaches deployment stage – with seven projects already started

After completing their final assessments, all seven projects have successfully met the criteria needed to take the £30 million ADEPT Live Labs 2: Decarbonising Local Roads programme forward to deployment and procurement. The final assessments came at the end of a three month fully-funded mobilisation phase where project teams developed their proposals into a specified and costed […]

ADEPT Live Labs 2 projects announced – seven programmes to start in 2023

The winning bidders who will take their projects forward as part of the £30 million ADEPT Live Labs 2: Decarbonising Local Roads programme have been announced by Roads Minister, Richard Holden. Funded by the Department for Transport, the three-year, UK-wide programme has been developed by the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) and […]

New tree guidance published for local authorities

A new toolkit has been published, designed to provide local authorities across the country with specific guidance on tree planting, supporting them to plan for the landscape of the future and helping to tackle climate change, build greater resilience and develop nature recovery. Commissioned by the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport […]

Blueprint Coalition response to Skidmore review

The Blueprint Coalition, an influential group of local government, environmental and research organisations, has responded to the Skidmore review. The Coalition has welcomed Chris Skidmore MP’s comprehensive review in the ‘Mission Zero’- The Net Zero Review, which recognises the important role of local climate action, and correctly diagnoses the multitude of barriers holding back local net […]

ADEPT launches a good practice guide to help local authorities level up locally

The Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) and Amey have published a good practice guide to support councils with levelling up locally. Local Place Leadership: Good Practice for Levelling Up has been developed through ADEPT’s Excellence in Place Leadership (EiPL) programme, run in partnership with Amey. The programme brings together thought leaders and […]

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