Take Action

This page lists any significant consultations or actions that people might wish to engage with:

OPEN CONSULTATIONS

NATIONAL

Lower Thames Crossing "Local Refinement" consultation started on 12 May and runs until 11.59pm on 20 June. This is your last chance to object to the biggest scheme in the RIS2 roads programme before it goes to Examination. Read more on the Thames Crossing Action Group (TCAG) website, about what the issues are and how to object.

Consultation on designation of National Highways as a “Relevant Public Authority” - Defra is consulting on whether to do this to provide greater certainty of NH's involvement in helping tackle air pollution. Consultation closes 6 June. Our response can be found here.

Welsh bus legislation consultation (on franchising) - we're urging people to strongly support these proposals and our response can be found here. The consultation ends on 24 June. You can respond using the online form or email you response to: busbillconsultation@gov.wales remembering to include your name and address.

Environmental Targets consultation - press for tighter air pollution targets - Defra is consulting on a range of targets, one of which is for a new PM2.5 limit. It is suggesting 10 micrograms per cubic metre by 2040 as the annual mean. We believe that is too slack and that it should be 5 micrograms per cubic metre (the WHO guideline figure) by 2030. You can respond here, or use the Mums for Lungs tool (if just responding on air pollution), or the Friends of the Earth tool (if wanting to respond more widely). Consultation ends on 27 June.

LOCAL

Great Musgrave Bridge infill application (No: 22/0254) - please object to this wanton act of vandalism by National Highways who have been forced to submit a planning application after having lied saying the bridge was unsafe. You can comment directly on the application or send an email to: planning.services@eden.gov.uk. You need to include your name and address. You can read the Historic Railways Estate Group's advice on objecting here and find out more here.

Please get in touch if you think there is a major consultation we should have listed here. Thanks.

ACTIONS and Petitions

Call to scrap the A57 Link Roads scheme which threatens more traffic through nearby villages and the Peak District National Park - sign the petition

Sign Save Rimrose Valley's petition to Grant Shapps, to scrap the A5036 Port of Liverpool Access Road right down the middle of Rimrose Valley Country Park.

Help save the Wensum Valley and sign the petition against the Norwich Western Link road.

Call to lower speed limit on motorways and dual carriageways to 60mph - Please sign this Parliamentary petition aimed at reducing carbon emissions on our biggest roads.

Call for more rural buses - Please sign and share this CPRE petition calling for a reliable bus service for every community. They want to reduce social isolation and traffic, making travel possible to and from the countryside for those without a car.

Stop Highways England's wrecking ball - Please sign and share The Historical Railways Estate Group's petition to stop National Highways demolishing or infilling old railway bridges and tunnels, many of which could be needed for re-opening railways or creating new walking and cycling routes.

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