News

Proposed 3rd River Crossing

07 October 2018

The Forest of Dean Green Party acknowledges the difficulty that a large number of Forest of Dean residents experience in their daily commute to work out of the area (and students to college) due to traffic congestion. We believe that urgent action should be taken to invest in rail infrastructure and connections, plus bus connections and services, to drastically reduce traffic congestion. The Forest of Dean Green Party does not, however, support the calls for a 3rd road river crossing.

Position Statement regarding AONB designation for the Forest of Dean

10 June 2018

The Forest of Dean Green Party has been put under pressure to support the campaign for the Forest of Dean to be designated as an Area of Outstanding Beauty (AONB). However we a calling for a designation that is more effective in protecting the area, more likely to be gained and more helpful to achieving sustainable goals locally (see our position statement here).

National Planning Policy Framework

10 June 2018

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) sets out the government's planning policies for England and how these are expected to be applied. It underpins all planning, including the Local Plan, in that all planning policy and decisions must comply with the NPPF. It is therefore an important document. The Forest of Dean Green Party responded to the draft revised NPPF consultation (see our response here).

Potential new MP for the Forest of Dean

28 February 2018

The Forest of Dean Green Party are delighted to announce that they are presenting a candidate to the people of the Forest who has already proved his commitment and effectiveness on the District Council and is eager to represent them at Westminster.

We've got the bottle!

29 December 2017

Green Councillor, Chris McFarling, wins support for a bottle deposit and recycling scheme to slash plastic bottle littering.

Beavers

10 December 2017

Forest of Dean District Council adopts Green Councillor's Bat Plan

19 November 2017

Proposal to fund Horseshoe Bat habitats approved by Forest of Dean District Council







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