Planning our land and lives, NPPF

The National Planning Policy Framework, NPPF, lays out what we the community expect of development. It also makes it clear to those developing our urban and rural habitats, what we aspire to and what we expect. The NPPF has been seen by some as a ‘shackle’ that...

Building on Greenbelt

Before Christmas, Birmingham City Council announced plans to build around 4,000 new homes on greenbelt in the Sutton Coldfield area. As Birmingham Friends of the Earth, we disagree with the premise of building on greenbelt and it being necessary in the first place....

Friends of the Earth’s NPPF Masterclass

Spatial planning is fundamental in the delivery of a society that is environmentally and socially sustainable. The idea that communities should have local facilities to reduce the need to travel and for cities to become more compact, preventing further destruction of...