The vast majority of campaigns are won, against the planners, based on the environmental impact their projects will have, be it climate change or air, noise or light pollution. These groups provide detailed knowledge and resources to support us in any campaign we may need to mount against changes to the A46.
“We want everyone to have genuine, sustainable travel choices, keeping cars off the road and pollution out of the atmosphere.
We know that sustainable public transport options can be really lacking in rural areas, and the transport sector currently accounts for the largest share of UK greenhouse gas emissions. That’s why we’re working hard to advocate for local transport improvements, improving connectivity and reducing loneliness, isolation and access for everyone”.
The National Association for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Conservation Boards are explicitly identified as a statutory consultee for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects, in Schedule 1 of the Infrastructure Planning (Applications: Prescribed Forms and Procedure Regulations) 2009. This relates to ‘all proposed applications likely to affect an AONB that is managed by a Conservation Board’. As such ANOB will be consulted by planners based on our proximity to an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Transport Action Network is a relatively new organisation set up in 2019 with funding from the Foundation for Integrated Transport.
Its purpose is to help support people and groups press for more sustainable transport in England and Wales. This involves fighting cuts to bus services, particularly in rural areas, and opposing damaging road schemes and large unsustainable developments. That’s why they are challenging the Government’s road building plans.
They don’t routinely comment on planning applications but they do sometimes get involved in key applications which may present a threat to wildlife.
They have worked with the local authorities in Gloucestershire for a number of years, with the purpose of improving systems to ensure that wildlife is given adequate recognition within the planning system.
Should planning be approved for any changes to the A46, TAAG will contacting the Trust to carry out a potential survey of the area for anything that could be of concern.
Gloucestershire Climate Action Network (GlosCAN) is an entirely volunteer-run, self-funded, non-party-political organisation that enables a network of Supporters who agree with its ‘Starting Points and Aims’. It seeks to connect people in Gloucestershire who want to take collective action on climate change, and provides information about opportunities for doing so. Any activities under the GlosCAN banner are agreed by the Steering Group, in accordance with the Constitution.
GlosCAN are a potential ally in our campaign.