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For a Post-Growth Europe

We are delighted to be among 400 co-signatories of this Open Letter published all over Europe on the occasion of the opening of the Beyond Growth conference at the European Parliament. You can read the letter with all the references … Continue reading

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Green Belt – the net approaches the gross as GMCA backtracks

When Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) published its Places for Everyone, 9-District Spatial Plan, it was keen to point out that the impact on the Green Belt had been reduced by the designation of some existing green spaces as Green … Continue reading

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Degrowth UK Website Now Open to Contributions

Reposted from Have you heard about a campaign, or perhaps you are involved in a local community group? Have you read something interesting, or have you been thinking about writing a word or two to the Degrowth Community? We … Continue reading

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Respond to the National Planning Policy Framework consultation

The government is consulting on changes to the National Planning Policy Framework.  This guidance governs the way planing takes place in England.  It covers plan making, for example through the council-level local plans, and development management, for example in determining … Continue reading

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Community campaigners probe Labour position on Green Belt development

  Save Greater Manchester’s Green Belt Group and Steady State Manchester have written to the leader of the Opposition (Sir Keir Starmer) on behalf of a number of GM community groups to provide evidence about the lack of justification for … Continue reading

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Places for Everyone, week 3 – Carbon emissions

pdf version On Tuesday, 29 November, the Planning Inspectorate’s examination of Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s Places for Everyone (P4E) plan turned to its policies for sustainability. Our particular interest has been about the plan’s proposals for reducing carbon emissions. There … Continue reading

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Places for Everyone hearings: the first week

post updated, 10 November The Greater Manchester Places for Everyone Plan is now being examined in a series of public hearings by the Planning Inspectorate. As one of the parties that made critical consultation comments on the plan, we have … Continue reading

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Progress Report on research project – Sufficiency in Housing: Exploring sustainability-oriented living arrangements

James Scott Vandeventer & Benedikt Schmid Steady State Manchester collective member James Scott Vandeventer, together with Benedikt Schmid, undertook research into how sufficiency manifests in community-led housing in two German cities. The research, funded by the University of Huddersfield, involved … Continue reading

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