Lewisham Council has put forward a draft Flood Risk Management Strategy, and has invited consultations from the public. It is currently light on detail but we think the final strategy should be strong on recognising the role that green and blue infrastructure as well as our existing mature trees play in flood mitigation. You can read our detailed response here. [...]
Lewisham Council has put forward a draft action plan on air quality, and has invited consultations from the public. Overall, we have found it a promising plan, but there is too much focus on electric vehicles. The plan will never achieve the new WHO PM guidelines. You can read our detailed response here.
This statement aims to present the viewpoint of the protesters blocking the felling of the Moremead oaks and the Senlac Road plane, and include some supportive evidence for our viewpoint. Introduction This statement addresses the real value of the trees in question and trees in general and highlights how felling of mature trees contradicts other council policies: it challenges the [...]
Lewisham Council is currently asking the public to consult on their draft waste management strategy. Climate Action Lewisham has just submitted a response which you find here. In short, we welcome many of the proposals of the plan, but the strategy lacks the vital ambition and bite in the face of the Climate Emergency. You can see the Council's proposals [...]
Lewisham is in the midst of consultations for its Local Plan - a document which will determine how development and planning will shape the borough over the next 20 years. It covers the economy to culture, green infrastructure to housing: areas with huge implications for the environment. CAL has been analysing this 800+ word draft document and you can find our [...]