IT IS GREAT Suffolk County Council, Natural England and DEFRA (Department of Environment) are investing in these green initiatives. HOPEFULLY IT MEANS that these projects and investments will not be wasted by unwanted and unnecessary construction of energy infrastructure.
Sign the Climate Coalition’s Declaration for a Healthy, Greener, Fairer Tomorrow. The UK is at a turning point. As we build back from the current health crisis, we have the opportunity to rebuild a resilient economy that benefits everyone in society and tackle climate change and nature’s decline, creating jobs and protecting the most vulnerable in the UK and around the world. Or we can let the moment for change pass us by, go back to old ways and wait for new crises to hit. The Climate Coalition is organising a virtual mass lobby on Tuesday 30th June: https://www.theclimatecoalition.org/virtual-lobby
We all understand the need for the planning system to keep operating and sustainable development to continue. However the move to virtual events, and the absence of meetings and hearings in the local area where the developments are proposed (and the potential lack of accompanied site visits – see appendix), will lead to the perception that the community’s voice is being even further weakened in order to push through these unnecessary, unsustainable and deeply unpopular onshore developments.