Latest news

Latest news on climate

16 Sep 2020

Get involved in the green and fair recovery mobilisation this month - read the action guide.

Latest news on trees

16 Sep 2020

Responding to the England Tree Strategy, and planning our new nature campaign.

Latest news on plastics

16 Sep 2020

Final plastics update and fond farewells from the team.

Monthly local group feature

15 Sep 2020

Our grassroots network is made up of incredible local groups. Each month, we'll showcase a few of these and tell you about their recent successes.

Planning for the Future consultation

20 Aug 2020

Guide to help groups respond to the government consultation on Planning for the Future. 

New findings on access to green spaces

17 Sep 2020

We've published some new research showing access to green spaces across England. 

Get your council to do more on active travel

21 May 2020External link

The COVID-19 pandemic has meant many of us are spending far more time at home – causing traffic levels to drop, along with air pollution and carbon emissions. Restrictions on travel and movement mean roads are now being used more by walkers and cyclists. We need to keep it that way by ensuring councils re-prioritise the needs of pedestrians and cyclists on our roads.

Coronavirus guidance

16 Sep 2020

Our recommendations regarding coronavirus and resources to support you during this time. We will continue to monitor government advice on the subject and will review and update this page accordingly. Please do check back regularly.

Safeguard the public voice in planning during the COVID-19 pandemic

01 Jun 2020

COVID-19 is causing widespread disruption to the UK planning system, which is there to ensure that the development and use of land is in the public interest. Recent legislation gave councils new powers to change the way they take planning decisions. This could undermine the public voice in planning and calls into question levels of transparency and democratic oversight of planning decisions.

Update from the Board

25 Mar 2020

Board activity and news.