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Lower carbon solutions to road repairs

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1269: tabled on 14 December 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 10 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises the environmental importance of lower carbon solutions to road repairs as part of wider environmental responsibilities; notes Yorkshire Highway Authorities and Utilities Committee (YHAUC) and its members Barnsley MBC, Bradford MDC, Calderdale MBC, City of York Council, Doncaster Council, East Riding of Yorks Council, Highways England, Hull CC, Kirklees MDC, Leeds CC, Network Rail, North Yorkshire CC, Rotherham MBC, Sheffield CC, South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, Wakefield MDC and utilities Cityfibre, Cadent Gas, Northern Gas Networks, Northern Powergrid, Openreach BT, Virgin Media, Vodafone and Yorkshire Water; congratulates YHAUC for promoting the re-use and recycling of excavated road materials through its Quality Plan Framework for Recycled Materials which supports the circular economy, eliminates land-fill and the wasteful quarrying of new stone for roads; congratulates YHAUC and A Catlow Recycling & Aggregate Supplies, Mone Bros and other Yorkshire aggregate recyclers for supporting the achievement of 95 per cent reuse of Yorkshire Water’s excavated road materials; welcomes YHAUC’s drive for wider use of low carbon road surfaces using warm-mix and cold-mix asphalt and is concerned that there are highways authorities that re-use less than 50 per cent of excavations; emphasises the importance of reducing the environmental impact of road repairs; and calls on the Government and other highway authorities to reflect upon, and learn from, the successes in Yorkshire by YHAUC in its approach to lower carbon solutions to road repairs as part of a wider more environmentally responsible approach.