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...

Our Response to the Eastside Masterplan Consultation

Yesterday was the deadline for responses to the consultation on the Eastside Masterplan, which is part of the Big City Plan and has had to be changed in light of the decision on High Speed Rail. This will help determine what development takes place around the area...

The Problem

Poor planning can have disastrous effects on our environment & communities. Poor planning that is short sighted and takes into account only the requirements of big business, and leaves the needs of wildlife, people and the planet can have disasterous effects on...