This page contains Manchester Friends of the Earth’s responses to consultations.

Consultation responses from Love Your Bike are available on a separate page.

 

More space for nature in Greater Manchester.


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.

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Clean Air Zone Consultation (Greater Manchester)


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).

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Manchester Friends of the Earth response to Manchester City Centre Transport Strategy


Manchester Friends of the Earth responded to the Manchester City Centre Transport Strategy on 3rd November 2020. Read our response (pdf).

Manchester Friends of the Earth response to the English Tree Strategy consultation


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 Friends of the Earth response to the Local Plan consultation


Manchester City Council is preparing its Local Plan – a plan for how the city will develop over the next 15 to 20 years.

The impact of coronavirus on the planning system


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?

Environment Bill Second Reading (Friends of the Earth briefing)


A new approach to environmental protections will be vital in tackling the climate and nature emergency. However, the Environment Bill currently fails to deliver...

Piccadilly Station to Victoria station walking and cycling proposal - Love Your Bike response


Our response to the consultation on the proposed walking and cycling route from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Victoria Station.

'Doing buses differently' - Manchester Friends of the Earth consultation response


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 warn that prorogation risks eroding democratic accountability


Civil society leaders release joint statement on the prorogation of parliament

Our objection to the Council's application to turn Central Retail Park into a 440 space car park


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.

Our response to the "Aviation 2050: the future of UK aviation" consultation


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


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.

Open letter from GM-CAN to Manchester City Council


The Greater Manchester Climate Action Network calls on Manchester City Council to declare a climate emergency.

Our response to the revised Greater Manchester Spatial Framework


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.

A missed opportunity to put climate risks front and centre – the government falls short on revised planning policy


The government has just missed about 10 open goals to protect the environment.

Our response to DEFRA's Clean Air Strategy consultation


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 …

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Our Green Summit letter to the ten council leaders


In the run-up to the Mayor’s Green Summit on 21st March 2018, we sent the following letter by email to the ten Greater Manchester council leaders.  We will publish their responses when we receive them. See also our 21 Key …

Manchester Friends of the Earth response to the 'Congestion Conversation'


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 …