Who are Climate Action Leicester and Leicestershire? We’re a group of people living in Leicester and Leicestershire who are terrified and inspired by the climate crisis and climate justice and are working together to address these issues.

Currently we are asking you – and everyone else – to please respond to the Leicester and Leicestershire Strategic Transport Priorities consultation which closes 29th June. It is a blueprint for the countys transport development for the next 30 years, and at the moment it is built around road building and car use. If you want to read it (it’s 36 pages) you can find it here.

Our briefing on what we think needs saying is here: LLSTP briefing.

We are also trying to get as many responses as possible into the Local Plan consultation. The draft Leicester Local Plan defines how Leicester (and the surrounding suburbs) will develop in the next 16 years, it will also influence other cities across the country as they develop their own Local Plans.

We need to push for specific policies which will ensure the city:

  • builds housing which can cope with climate change
  • protects green spaces and plants trees
  • ensures new developments are designed to discourage car use as well as supporting walking, cycling and bus use
  • requires new developments to be deeply energy efficient, to generate solar energy, and to work for people on low incomes as well as the well-off.

You can download our briefing to help you respond here: LP briefing draft 3. It says what is missing, and what is needed. For more information go to our Low carbon planning and housing page on this website.