Manchester Friends of the Earth supports a publicly controlled bus network because the bus system is simply not working well for people in Greater Manchester. Buses are expensive and serve fewer people and fewer routes than in other parts of the country – especially London - where they are managed differently. Yet, bus company shareholders continue to receive substantial dividend payments. Public transport should be a public good - owned and managed for the collective benefit
Earlier this year, the Government published a consultation document ‘Aviation 2050: the future of UK aviation’. This document laid out some specific policy proposals that may be included in the final aviation strategy.
Letter to Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs : re draft Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan
DEFRA recently consulted on the Government's draft Clean Air Strategy. Here's an introduction to our response and why we need both national and local government to take urgent action to clean up our toxic and illegal air.
Manchester Friends of the Earth response to the South East Manchester Multi Modal Study (SEMMMs) Refresh consultation
Stockport Council recently consulted on a ‘Refreshed’ SEMMMs transport strategy. SEMMMs is supposed to be the South East Manchester Multi-Modal Strategy. Unfortunately, over the lifespan of SEMMMs most of the focus has been on building new roads or widening existing …
Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham launched a ‘Congestion Conversation’ in which he would like to hear about ‘how congestion is impacting people’s lives’ and canvas ideas for reducing it. Manchester Friends of the Earth encouraged people to response to the …
Manchester Friends of the Earth have submitted consultation responses to both the Stockport Local Plan and SEMMMS (South East Manchester Multi-Modal Strategy) Refresh consultations.
On 15th June 2017, we submitted this response to the Government’s plans for tackling nitrogen oxide pollution in our towns and cities. With thanks to Client Earth for their guidance on these issues and this particular consultation.
Last year (2015) Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) consulted on their 2040 Vision for Transport in Greater Manchester. Manchester Friends of the Earth submitted a detailed response.
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) have consulted on the Greater Manchester Low-Emission Strategy and Air Quality Action Plan (pdf). Manchester Friends of the Earth submitted our response to the consultation (pdf) on 29th April 2016. See below for the introductory comments and the pdf link …
Manchester Friends of the Earth has submitted a response to ‘Greater Manchester Transport Strategy 2040 – Our Vision’ Response to GM Transport Strategy 2040
Manchester Friends of the Earth has submitted an objection to the proposed A6-Manchester Airport Relief Road. download pdf https://www.manchesterfoe.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Manchester-Friends-of-the-Earth-A6-MARR-planning-application-response-4th-December-2013.pdf