This page lists any significant consultations or actions that people might wish to engage with:
National Planning Policy Framework and National Model Design Code: consultation proposals: This consultation seeks views on draft revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework to implement policy changes in response to the Building Better Building Beautiful Commission “Living with Beauty” report. It's also seeking views on the draft National Model Design Code, which provides detailed guidance to promote successful design. The consultation closes at 11:45pm on 27 March 2021.
The roll-out and safety of smart motorways: Transport Select Committee Call for Evidence: The transport select committee have announced a new inquiry into 'Smart' Motorways. Details on how to submit evidence (even if short) are on the committee's website, with a deadline of 9 April 2021.
Midlands Connect Transport Strategy refresh: Midlands Connect is refreshing its transport strategy which was adopted in 2017, before Covid, Brexit and the new net-zero carbon target. The consultation ends on 19 March, 2021
Shrewsbury North West Relief Road - please object to the planning application for this highly damaging road scheme on the Better Shrewsbury Transport (BeST) or Road to Ruin Shropshire websites. The deadline is 27 April 2021.
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.