This page contains Manchester Friends of the Earth’s responses to consultations.
Consultation responses from Love Your Bike are available on a separate page.
28th Mar 2021
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.
7th Dec 2020
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).
16th Nov 2020
Manchester Friends of the Earth responded to the Manchester City Centre Transport Strategy on 3rd November 2020. Read our response (pdf).
13th Sep 2020
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 …
1st May 2020
Manchester City Council is preparing its Local Plan – a plan for how the city will develop over the next 15 to 20 years.
24th Apr 2020
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?
26th Feb 2020
A new approach to environmental protections will be vital in tackling the climate and nature emergency. However, the Environment Bill currently fails to deliver...
18th Feb 2020
Our response to the consultation on the proposed walking and cycling route from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Victoria Station.
7th Jan 2020
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.
29th Aug 2019
Civil society leaders release joint statement on the prorogation of parliament
6th Aug 2019
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.
21st Jun 2019
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.
17th May 2019
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.
1st May 2019
The Greater Manchester Climate Action Network calls on Manchester City Council to declare a climate emergency.
22nd Mar 2019
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.
15th Aug 2018
The government has just missed about 10 open goals to protect the environment.
13th Aug 2018
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.
18th Jul 2018
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 …
19th Mar 2018
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 …
2nd Nov 2017
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 …