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Our statement on the war in Ukraine

17 Mar 2022

Friends of the Earth stands in solidarity with everyone suffering from the devastating impacts of the invasion of Ukraine.

Latest news on the Policing Bill campaign

04 Apr 2022

The government's Police Bill is in the final stages of its passage through parliament.

End of year social event

09 Dec 2020

Join Friends of the Earth local group members and staff for a fun-filled event.

New findings on access to green spaces

17 Sep 2020

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

Planning for the Future

15 Oct 2020

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

COVID-19 Event lead briefing

05 Aug 202049 kB DOCX fileDirect download

COVID-19 Event lead briefing

Reduced staff capacity in June 2020

04 Jun 2020

An update on staff capacity during June 2020.

Model letter to local planning authority

21 May 202028 kB DOCX fileDirect download

Use this letter to ask your Local Planning Authority (your council) to safeguard the role of local communities in the planning process and respect these same six key principles.

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.

Coronavirus guidance

01 Jun 2022

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.