The Conservative Group at St Albans City and District Council have agreed it’s 2020/21 corporate plan and budget.
The council came to an agreement on Wednesday, February 26 after addressing many issues.
They are proposing to set aside £150,000 for tree planting and supporting natural regeneration of carbon capturing habitats alongside creating a comprehensive litter strategy, reducing pollution from car emissions around schools and supporting Global Green champions.
To aid its communities the council have proposed to develop a new plan addressing rough sleeping, working to support troubled families and provide safeguarding.
They are also hoping to protect the Green Belt and encouraging rail use in preference over car use alongside conducting rolling reviews of Controlled Parking Zones to assess residents’ views.
None of these ideas had been put forward in initial plans.
The Conservatives also strongly opposed and stopped the abolition of planning committees and the reduction in information sent to residents.
Leader of the Conservation Group, Mary Maynard said: “Much of the Liberal Democrats plans were focussed on talk and not action. Our proposals introducing practical initiatives such as tree planting and action on litter and pollution will be welcomed by local communities. We are strongly opposed to the Liberal Democrats initiative to remove residents’ say on planning matters, with the effective removal of the ability to call-in applications. This is profoundly undemocratic.”