Take Action

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

OPEN CONSULTATIONS

NATIONAL

There are currently no national consultations we are aware of. Please contact us if you think there is one we should be promoting.

REGIONAL

Decarbonisation Strategy - 12 week consultation by Transport for the North on its draft decarbonisation strategy. Consultation ends at midday, 31 August 2021. We've produced a flier outlining why it's important to respond to the consultation and what we think is good and not so good about it. Feel free to use and share it.

ROAD SCHEMES

A417 Missing Link - very damaging new road through the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), passing Crikley Hill iron age hill fort and Emma's Grove round barrows which are both Scheduled Ancient Monuments and SSSIs.  It will also increase emissions by just under a million tonnes. You can register your objection at the Examination of this scheme. Registration closes 2 Sept 2021.

A57 Link Roads - the objection period for this controversial new road in the Peak District will open shortly. Keep an eye on this page for updates. The scheme will increase carbon emissions by over 300,000 tonnes.

 

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

ACTIONS and Petitions

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 Highways England 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. There's also another petition focussed on the Queensbury Tunnel in Yorkshire, one of the assets Highways England is determined to put out of action.

Stop the Silvertown Tunnel – if you live in London, please write to your local council, assembly members and MP calling on them to join the growing opposition to the tunnel. Stop the Silvertown Tunnel have drafted a letter which you can use and adapt to lobby the politicians with.

Stop the Red Route scheme in Flintshire (Wales) – please support this joint open letter to Ken Skates, the Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales, and to the First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, opposing the proposed highly damaging 6 mile dual carriageway which would destroy wildlife sites and an award winning organic farm.

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