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Wiltshire Climate Alliance is an umbrella organisation for different groups to come together to campaign for action on climate change. The alliance welcomes a wide variety of groups and individuals whose common characteristic is that they care passionately about the challenges of climate change and the impact of human activity on the environment. We know that we are stronger together. read more

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Join the demonstration - 0930 - Tuesday 19th October 21 - Trowbridge Civic Centre.

Wiltshire Councillors need to understand that urgent action needs to be taken now to tackle Climate Change. The WCA is encouraging all members to join a demonstration that is taking place between 0930 and 12.00 outside Trowbridge Civic Centre.

Click HERE for more details

Wiltshire Council Draft Climate Strategy and Green&Blue Infrastructure -

Your Support and Comments Needed - Deadline Sunday 17-Oct!

 

After seeking feedback on discussion documents earlier in the year, Wiltshire Council has created a draft Climate Strategy document. It is quite short and readable, explaining the main areas they will address, and says that detailed delivery plans will be developed afterwards.

If you would like to see the council take faster and more urgent action to help us aim for net zero by 2030, please sign our petition herePlease get your friends to sign as well. If we get 5,000 signatures, they have to debate it at the next full Council meeting.

The council are seeking feedback on the strategy document until 17-Oct. WCA has consulted with members and our response based on this is here.

 

Responses from individuals and member groups are very important too, and you may have some other ideas, so do please have a look. Do first check the previously answered questions first and see what the response is, but do say if you don't think it is adequate.

More details from WCA here

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The important Green and Blue Infrastructure Strategy consultation is running concurrently with the Climate Strategy consultation and also needs comments.

 

Please see our guide: 

A busy person’s fairly short guide to the Green and Blue Infrastructure Strategy for Wiltshire - “Our Natural Environment Plan”.

See also the WCA response (16 pages).

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Ask Your MP: Strengthen Environment Bill; and Protect Ancient Woodlands

 

The Environment Bill is returning to the House of Commons for what could be final revisions. Now is a crucial time to ask your MP to support proposed amendments to strengthen this bill.

For full details and an easy way to email your MP about protectng ancient woodlands, see this Woodland Trust campaign .

And do please support Friends of the Earth - Environment Bill Asks too!

Solar Farms​ - Urgent Supporting Comments Needed!

 

Solar farms are the most important way Wiltshire can capture renewable energy. When well-sited on low-quality agricultural land and surrounded by trees, they increase biodiversity value compared to grazing pasture, and nature can flourish between and under the rows of panels.

Three new 50MW farms are currently up for planning consideration. They would increase Wiltshire’s solar PV capacity by 25% and power over 45,000 homes, making a major contribution to achieving Wiltshire’s net zero carbon targets. They would be near existing infrastructure such as the motorway, pylons and substations, and not in specific areas of natural beauty. Please could you look at our information and links to comment forms and consider submitting supportive comments to Wiltshire Council?

 

Surveys show majority support but comments to date on the planning applications are mainly from a minority of objectors. One application has already been re-submitted with many panels removed, due to complaints that they would be visible from certain angles, and this substantially reduces its capacity to provide power in the important morning and evening periods. The green companies developing these schemes need our support to get them through the planning system.

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