Environment

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Update on drilling at Broadford Bridge

28 May 2017


New community group to set out vision for River Arun

24 January 2017

Local groups and agencies have come together to form a new group to consider how the Lower River Arun should be managed in future.


Nick Herbert: ugly solar farms must not damage beautiful West Sussex countryside

27 April 2015

Nick Herbert has spoken out strongly against large-scale solar farms near Ashurst, arguing that acres of panels will damage beautiful countryside.


MP urges county councillors to reject Gatwick second runway

13 January 2015

Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has urged West Sussex county councillors to reject the plans for a second runway at Gatwick, calling it an unsustainable proposal that will damage our villages, towns and countryside.


MP calls for drilling compensation to property owners

10 December 2014

Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has called for direct compensation to be paid to the owners of property affected by underground drilling for shale oil or gas.


MP welcomes Arundel flood defence funding

10 December 2014

Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has welcomed news that the Government will help to save Arundel homes and businesses from flooding with £280,000 of new funding.


MP helps beach clean in Littlehampton

22 October 2014

Arundel and South Downs MP Nick Herbert joined local campaigners to help pick up litter on Littlehampton's East Beach on Saturday morning (18 October).


MP welcomes presumption against fracking in National Park but slams Celtique Energie

29 July 2014

Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has welcomed the Government's announcement this week (Monday 28 July) that fracking will not take place in National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty save ‘in exceptional circumstances and where it can be demonstrated they are in the public interest'.


MP supports Storrington's Low Emission Zone trial

20 May 2014

Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert joined a public information drop-in event about a Low Emission Zone trial in Storrington on Friday (16 May).  The trial is about to start in the village and will run for the next year.


MP highlights metal theft problem as Bill passes in Parliament

18 February 2013
Arundel and South Downs MP Nick Herbert visited St Nicholas Church in Bramber on Friday (8 February) to highlight the growing problem of metal theft.  The church became a victim of the crime 18 months ago when lead was stripped from its war memorial.


Nick Herbert joins walkers on South Downs

21 September 2010
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert joined members of the South Downs Society for a walk on the Downs on Saturday (18 September).


Nick Herbert opens "eco-building" in Fontwell

19 July 2010
A landmark building that has a wild flower meadow planted on the roof has been officially opened by Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert.


Nick Herbert visits Arundel Wetland Centre

7 June 2010
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert paid a visit to the Arundel Wetland Centre on Friday (4 June).


Local people back campaign to halt sandpit

24 May 2010
Local residents and schoolchildren turned out in force on Friday (21 May) to support a campaign to stop the proposal to open a sand quarry in the heart of the South Downs National Park.


Public sector must say how much food is local

23 April 2010
Plans to drive more sustainable food procurement throughout the public sector, including new proposals to require councils and NHS organisations to publish details of the food they buy, will be set out by Shadow Environment Secretary Nick Herbert today (23 April).


Nick Herbert targets the scourge of litter

21 April 2010
Nick Herbert departed from the usual election campaigning on Tuesday (20 April) by mobilising his team to pick up litter.


Nick Herbert objects to new waste and sand extraction plans

6 April 2010
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has formally objected to the proposed location of two waste facilities and a sand extraction site in rural West Sussex.


Nick Herbert visits anaerobic digester

29 March 2010
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert visited a farm near Kirdford on Friday (26 March) to see the UK’s largest on-farm anaerobic digester.


Nick Herbert meets Environment Agency

24 March 2010
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert visited the Environment Agency Southern regional headquarters in Worthing to discuss flooding in the region.


Nick Herbert backs Greening Campaign in Arundel

23 March 2010
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert was at Arundel Castle on Saturday (20 March) to lend his support at the launch of a local campaign to tackle climate change.


Nick Herbert meets airline to discuss environmental issues

16 March 2010
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert visited Gatwick Airport to hear about Virgin Atlantic’s plans to make its business more environmentally sustainable.


Green Party would "celebrate" wind farms in the South Downs

8 March 2010
The Green Party has astonished local campaigners by saying that they would “celebrate” wind farms in the South Downs National Park.


MPs welcome withdrawal of landfill proposal

3 March 2010
West Sussex MPs Nick Herbert (Arundel & South Downs) and Francis Maude (Horsham) have welcomed the decision of Cory Environmental not to proceed with its plans for a landfill site at Thakeham.


Nick Herbert "switches on" solar panels in Steyning

1 March 2010
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert was on hand to “switch on” new solar panels installed at The Steyning Centre.


We must work together to make National Park a success

8 February 2010
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has urged everyone to work together to make the South Downs National Park a success, saying that local people were united by a love of the Downs and a desire to protect them.


Nick Herbert calls for action against ivory trade

8 February 2010
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has called on the Government to send a "clear signal" to the world by supporting a permanent ban on ivory sales and destroying stockpiles.


Nick Herbert backs Greening Campaign in Henfield

8 February 2010
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert was in Henfield on Saturday (6 February) to lend his support at the launch of a local campaign to tackle climate change.


Nick Herbert calls for the end of landfill

4 February 2010
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has challenged the Government to show greater ambition and end the landfilling of waste.


Landfill protestors hand over 5,000-strong petition

1 February 2010
A petition signed by 5,000 people objecting to plans to open a new landfill site at Thakeham has been delivered by West Sussex MPs Nick Herbert (Arundel & South Downs) and Francis Maude (Horsham).


Nick Herbert joins Arundel flood exercise

1 February 2010
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert joined emergency responders in Arundel on Friday (29 January) to see how they would work to save the town from flooding if the River Arun’s defences were damaged by severe weather.


Launch of action plan to boost coastal towns

19 December 2009
A new report setting out plans to regenerate coastal towns across the country has been launched in Portsmouth.


We need a positive environmental agenda, says MP

10 December 2009
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has called for a positive agenda to protect the environment and tackle climate change and not one that relies on “bullying” people through taxation and regulation.


Nick Herbert visits family-owned store in Hassocks

30 November 2009
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert visited a family-owned supermarket in Hassocks on Friday afternoon (27 November) to see how it is promoting local food and reducing its impact on the environment.


I don't want to live in a world without roast beef

23 November 2009
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has warned against campaigns by pressure groups which will undermine public support for action on climate change.


Nick Herbert: we must value the countryside

27 October 2009
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has outlined plans to protect and restore the countryside if his party forms the next Government.


MP calls for conservation of English rivers

21 October 2009
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert joined the Worldwide Fund for Nature in a visit to the River Itchen on Friday morning (16 October) to highlight the importance of conserving England’s rivers and chalk streams.


MP calls for action to protect international wildlife

13 October 2009
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has called for new measures to protect endangered species and habitats around the world, including an end to the “one-off” sale of elephant ivory.


MP joins local residents for beach clean-up

21 September 2009
Arundel and South Downs MP Nick Herbert joined a team of volunteers to help clean a local beach on Saturday morning (19 September).


Nick Herbert welcomes Boris' statement on waste

17 August 2009
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has welcomed the statement from Mayor Boris Johnson that London should not be dumping waste in landfill sites outside the capital.


It's time to stop sending waste to landfill

20 July 2009
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has stressed the need to end the landfilling of waste and called for new incentives to encourage households to go green.


Nick Herbert opens woodland burial site at Clayton

6 July 2009
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert officially opened the new natural burial ground at Clayton on Friday afternoon (3 July).


Nick Herbert renews call for 'zero landfill' in West Sussex

1 June 2009
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has renewed his call for an end to landfill in West Sussex.


Nick Herbert visits Sussex Wildlife Trust

4 May 2009
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert paid a visit to the Sussex Wildlife Trust’s headquarters near Henfield on Friday morning (1 May) to meet with staff and take a look around the Woods Mill nature reserve.


Soaring water bills "simply unacceptable"

31 March 2009
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has criticised Southern Water’s plans to increase bills by over 20 per cent above inflation over the next five years.


National Park is the "wrong decision" taken for political reasons

31 March 2009
Commenting on the Government’s announcement that the South Downs will become a National Park, Nick Herbert, MP for Arundel & South Downs said:


Nick Herbert calls for action against litter

16 March 2009
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has joined forces with bestselling author Bill Bryson to call for action against litter.


Nick Herbert welcomes decision to reject landfill site

11 February 2009
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has welcomed the decision of a local planning committee to reject the application for a new landfill site at Rock Common near Washington, saying that landfill should be “the last resort”.


Renewed call for end to landfill in West Sussex

28 January 2009
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has renewed his call to end the practice of dumping rubbish in landfill sites and to find better ways to deal with waste.


New environment role for Nick Herbert

20 January 2009
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert is to champion the environment, farming and the countryside following his appointment as Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.


Water bills set to rise still further

23 August 2008
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has denounced the decision of Southern Water to raise its charges well above the rate of inflation.


Nick Herbert "extremely disappointed" by landfill decision

9 April 2008
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has said that he is “extremely disappointed” by the decision of West Sussex County Council to extend the life and capacity of Horton Landfill Site in Small Dole.


Nick Herbert: "global warming is no myth"

19 February 2008
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has challenged climate change sceptics, warning that global warming is “no myth”.


Britain cannot go on being the 'dustbin of Europe'

20 November 2007
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has called for greater efforts to reduce unnecessary packaging and recycle waste in order to minimise the use of landfill in West Sussex.


New report highlights increased risk of flooding in West Sussex

21 August 2007
A new report by the Environment Agency has highlighted the impact that climate change will have on the risk of flooding in West Sussex.


Compulsory water metering no substitute for ensuring supply and reducing leaks

21 August 2007
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert has said that Government plans to make it easier for water companies to introduce compulsory metering are no substitute for water companies reducing leaks and investing in capacity to ensure supply.


New figures reveal growing problem of fly-tipping

21 May 2007
Figures revealed in a Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs reply to a question tabled by Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert show that the problem of fly-tipping continues to grow in West Sussex.


media library

Articles

Flooding

13 February 2014


Snow

23 December 2010


The Election

14 May 2010


Esquire magazine feature

28 April 2010


Eggs and litter on the campaign trail

28 April 2010


Giving people the power to take action

27 April 2010


Videos

Nick Herbert discusses the scourge of litter

21 April 2010


Can this man persuade the countryside to vote Tory?

6 March 2010


Laybrook

5 March 2010


Conservative Spring Forum 2010

27 February 2010


Speeches

Farming Matters

23 February 2010


Washington

19 February 2010


Nick's Week, February 2010

12 February 2010


Plough Sunday

5 February 2010


Defra Questions, February 2010

4 February 2010


'Lean and Green'

3 February 2010


Third Reading of the Flood and Water Management Bill

2 February 2010


Ivory trade

26 January 2010


South Downs National Park

25 January 2010


Waste and recycling

19 January 2010


Live Q&A with Nick Herbert

14 January 2010


Supermarket Ombudsman

8 January 2010


A New Age of Agriculture

5 January 2010


Food waste

1 January 2010


National Park, December 2009

18 December 2009


Second Reading of the Flood and Water Management Bill

15 December 2009


Defra Questions, December 2009

10 December 2009


Waste is a potential resource, not a problem

25 November 2009


Debate on the Queen's Speech

24 November 2009


Meet Nick Herbert MP

24 November 2009


Flooding in Cumbria

23 November 2009


A world without roast beef: who wants that except McCartney and Stern?

16 November 2009


New Zealand

13 November 2009


Clean and Green

12 November 2009


Lord Stern

30 October 2009


Defra Questions, October 2009

29 October 2009


Third Reading of the Marine Bill

27 October 2009


My week, October 2009

27 October 2009


British food

25 October 2009


Greenpower

23 October 2009


What future for the Countryside?

22 October 2009


Water, October 2009

15 October 2009


International wildlife conservation

12 October 2009


Climate change

10 October 2009


Local food

9 October 2009


We will be a green Government

6 October 2009


Environmental regulation

2 October 2009


A new agenda for environmental regulation

29 September 2009


Beachwatch

18 September 2009


Waste, August 2009

20 August 2009


Future Countryside

24 July 2009


Zero Waste

20 July 2009


Plastic Bags

6 July 2009


Defra Questions, July 2009

3 July 2009


Parliament

26 June 2009


Second Reading of the Marine Bill

23 June 2009


Climate Projections in the UK

18 June 2009


General Debate on Food, Farming and the Environment, June 2009

18 June 2009


Defra Questions, May 2009

22 May 2009


Landfill

21 May 2009


Nick's Week, May 2009

7 May 2009


Wildlife

17 April 2009


South Downs National Park, April 2009

6 April 2009


Defra Questions, April 2009

2 April 2009


Water, March 2009

26 March 2009


Water Policy, Speech at the European Policy Forum

23 March 2009


Adjournment Debate: Ford Eco-Town

18 March 2009


Litter, March 2009

10 March 2009


Defra Questions, February 2009

26 February 2009


Honest Food, February 2009

19 February 2009


'Honest Food' Campaign

17 February 2009


Rock Common

13 February 2009


Heathrow

29 January 2009


Rural Affairs

22 January 2009


Litter, August 2008

14 August 2008


Waste, July 2008

10 July 2008


Eco-Towns Debate

19 June 2008


Waste Summit

13 March 2008


Waste, December 2007

6 December 2007


Hospital Marches

1 November 2007


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