Environmental & Campaign Bodies

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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.

Campaign for the Protection of Rural England

Gloucestershire Branch

Their website states

“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”.

Landscapes for Life AONB    Cotswold Region

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

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.

RIS2 Legal Action

The Latest Legal Case Against Outdated Roads Policy (“National Policy Statement for National Networks -2014”).

 Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy

The Centre is hosted jointly by the University of Leeds and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and is chaired by Professor Lord Stern of Brentford. It is funded by The Centre’s mission is to advance public and private action on climate change through rigorous, innovative research.the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Research includes the use of alternative forms of transport  as well as the ongoing consequences Co2 emissions.

Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth have provided TAAG with expert support on planning law along with resources that should help us challenge any changes to the A46 that would help in our aim –

How climate friendly is your area?

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

Planning Applications

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

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.

Teddington & Alstone A46 Advisory Group