News

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

24 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.

Update from the UN climate talks

16 Jan 2020

Coming at the end a year in which the climate crisis shot up the political and public agenda, the UN climate talks in December 2019 should have seen governments stepping up to stop climate breakdown. Unfortunately not.

News from the international network

18 Mar 2020

With 73 member organisations across the world, Friends of the Earth International is the world’s largest grassroots environmental organisation. Find out what some of our sister groups are up to and send your support.

Update from the Board

01 Oct 2020

Board activity and news.