It would be amiss of me not to talk about the Prime Minister’s speech last week.

Rightly, Net Zero by 2050 remains this government's mission. Good progress has been made. We’ve had the fastest reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in the G7. We will meet our international commitments to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees.

We need to forge a credible path to Net Zero. But it's not right to force significant costs on working families.

That’s why we will phase out new diesel and petrol cars by 2035 in line with other European countries like Germany, France and Italy. By 2035, electric cars will be more affordable for an average income. There will be faster and more convenient charging points. The UK now has almost 38,000 public charging locations. But charging infrastructure is too sparse and complicated across Devon - it requires about 20 different apps and there aren’t enough rapid chargers.

We won’t bring in new taxes on flying. Rather than penalising people's hard-earned holidays, we are backing cleaner and greener flights with new technology and sustainable aviation fuel which is made using cooking oil and animal waste fat. We are at the forefront of new technology locally too. I’ve previously welcomed the Aviation Minister to East Devon to witness the first hybrid electric test flight on a commercial route between Exeter Airport and Newquay.

We will also give families far more time to transition to heat pumps. Heat pumps unfortunately won’t heat many rural homes and they currently cost thousands more than gas boilers. It was welcome to hear that a fifth of all households will be exempt where this simply isn't practical or affordable.

And we will some scrap onerous energy efficiency requirements. Under current plans, some property owners faced expensive upgrades in just 2 years’ time. For a semi-detached house in East Devon, that could be around £8,000. It would have made it impossible to rent out some perfectly decent properties, reducing the number of homes for rent locally when demand already outstrips supply.

We’ll hit our long-term commitment to Net Zero with common sense.