The 25 Year Environment Plan sets out a vision for a quarter-of-a-century of action to help the natural world regain and retain good health. It pledges to refresh the plan every five years, a commitment set into law in the Environment Act 2021. The new document represents the first such review reinforcing the intent and setting out the framework, vision, and the plan to deliver. This plan is very exciting for us as a business and the industry as a whole, as we are all working to achieve the same aims and goals together.
To achieve the vision, the plan sets ten goals. They have continued to use these ten goals as the basis for this document.It sets out the progress made against all ten, the specific targets and commitments made in relation to each goal, and the plan to continue to deliver these targets and the overarching goals. In accordance with Goal 2 of the plan, Percy Doughty’s range of DEFRA approved appliances for use in smoke-controlled areas already operate at levels far below the proposed new limit of 3g per hour.
Andrew Mulligan managing Director said, “Percy Doughty is committed to refining all new appliance designs, through new innovative technologies, making stoves extremely efficient, and further exceeding the new permitted smoke levels set out in the welcomed environmental improvement plan.”
Important to note: that the Government is not considering a ban on domestic burning in England. The UK government recognises that some households are reliant on solid fuel burning as a primary source for heating, hot water and cooking, with this in mind the government is not seeking to ban burning. A ban on domestic outdoor burning (bonfires, barbecues, firepits etc.) would also be considered disproportionate.
To review the report in full visit: Environmental-Improvement-Plan-2023
Percy Doughty & Co based in Bolton, are a UK market leader in solid fuel spares, fireplaces, stoves & accessories.
Selling directly to the trade since 1952, the product portfolio now boasts a range of over 6000 stock lines, home of the Vision Trimline,
Vision E-Line, Penman and Gallery collections.
For more information on Percy Doughty please call 01204 868550 or visit www.percydoughty.com