This page contains Manchester Friends of the Earth’s responses to consultations.
Consultation responses from Love Your Bike are available on a separate page.
Updated 14th January 2024. Following the Examination in Public sessions for the Places for Everyone plan in 2022/23, Manchester Friends of the Earth submitted a response to the ‘Main Modifications’ consultation which closed on 6th December 2023. You can see …
Back in December 2022, the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities announced a consultation on the Government’s “proposed approach to updating to the National Planning Policy Framework.” The consultation also asked for views on the proposed approach to preparing …
The Greater Manchester Combined Authority are consulting on the Bee Network until the 12th November 2021. We would love as many people as possible to contribute to this to ensure the GMCA and TfGM see how much support there is …
In summer 2021, Transport for the North consulted upon their decarbonisation strategy. Here's sour response to the consultation.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs had launched a consultation about the introduction of a Deposit Return Scheme in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, which closed on 4th June 2021. As a group, we submitted a detailed answer …
Earlier this year the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) asked for residents and businesses ideas on what should be included in a Nature Recovery plan. Manchester Friends of the Earth responded to this consultation and the response is summarized below.
Manchester Friends of the Earth responded on 3rd December to the Clean Air GM consultation on a proposed Clean Air Zone. Read our response here (pdf).
Manchester Friends of the Earth responded to the Manchester City Centre Transport Strategy on 3rd November 2020. Read our response (pdf).
The government recently held a public consultation on its new England Tree Strategy – a crucial policy on the future of trees in England. Friends of the Earth argues that we need this new strategy to double tree cover if we’re …
Manchester City Council is preparing its Local Plan – a plan for how the city will develop over the next 15 to 20 years.
COVID-19 is causing widespread disruption to the UK planning system, which is there to ensure that the development and use of land is in the public interest. How can the right of the public to hold local decision-makers to account (and scrutinise plans for development) be protected during these difficult times?
A new approach to environmental protections will be vital in tackling the climate and nature emergency. However, the Environment Bill currently fails to deliver...
Our response to the consultation on the proposed walking and cycling route from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Victoria Station.
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.
Civil society leaders release joint statement on the prorogation of parliament
Manchester Friends of the Earth have submitted an objection to the planning application to turn the derelict Central Retail Park into a temporary (5-years plus) 440 space car park.
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.
Manchester Friends of the Earth are writing to you regarding Greater Manchester’s Clean Air Plan – Tackling Nitrogen Dioxide Exceedances at the Roadside – Outline Business Case.
The Greater Manchester Climate Action Network calls on Manchester City Council to declare a climate emergency.
The plan that will shape the region's development over the next 20 years has some decent policies, but they're not reflected in the sites allocated for development.