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...

FREE Planning Masterclass

Saturday 30 June - FREE all day event - Birmingham Wondering what the changes to planning mean for you and your community? Come along to our planning masterclass and get a detailed update from experts on: what's in the new national policy framework what...

Our response to the Digbeth LDO consultation

The Local Development Order (LDO) for Digbeth was proposed as part of the city centre Enterprise Zone and means that planning restrictions are eased in order to "stimulate economic activity" in the area. We are concerned about the impact of this LDO in its current...

Places for the Future

    With the Conservative government systematically dismantling planning safeguards and regulations, the importance of Birmingham City Council’s Places for the Future document should not be underestimated. Overall we are delighted that the document is as good and...

Developers to Ignore City for Greenbelt?

Commenting ahead of the Government’s announcement on new planning guidelines expected later today (Tuesday 27 March 2012), Birmingham Friends of the Earth’s Campaigns Coordinator Roxanne Green said: “For cities like Birmingham to thrive, the last thing we need is for...