Archive of: Tony Whitbread

  • Perpetuating myths - a call to action

    Perpetuating myths - a call to action

    Proposers of big new roads need to prove that the environmental damage done by roads is outweighed by the benefit they provide.As we have seen, the benefits are illusory, congestion gets worse, not better. So, not much benefit then!

  • More roads means more congestion

    More roads means more congestion

    We are in a phase of “consultation” for road building along the A27. Proposals at Worthing and at Arundel are in the fray at the moment, but I’m sure more will follow. We appear to be entering another road-building bonanza where, ignoring the evidence of the past, the dewy-eyed romantics of the Highways Agency believe that road building will solve all our congestion ills.

  • A Greener UK

    A Greener UK

    UK’s major environmental organisations unite to highlight “once in a generation opportunity” for the environment as UK exits the EU

  • Pledge for the Environment

    Pledge for the Environment

    Ninety percent of the people in the UK agree that our wellbeing and quality of life depend on nature.

  • Pondtail Wood

    Pondtail Wood

    Sussex Wildlife Trust’s Chief Ececutive comments on recent developments at Pondtail Wood.

  • How can we make Brexit work for Sussex wildlife?

    How can we make Brexit work for Sussex wildlife?

    Whatever your view on Britain’s position in Europe, we live in a changing world and it is clear that there is now a huge task to make sure that nature conservation is given proper consideration.

  • How important is the EU referendum to Sussex wildlife?

    How important is the EU referendum to Sussex wildlife?

    There are many aspects to think about when coming to a decision about whether to vote “remain” or “leave” in tomorrow’s referendum. The environment is just one of them. So as a last exercise we decided to do a couple of straw polls on how important the environment is to some people when deciding on their vote tomorrow.

  • EU policy & law and wildlife in Sussex: Conclusions

    EU policy & law and wildlife in Sussex: Conclusions

    In May Tony Whitbread wrote to the Chief Executives and Chairmen of ‘Britain Stronger In Europe’ and ‘Vote Leave’, to our 16 local MPs and 10 South East England MEPs, inviting them to tell me how any benefits to Sussex wildlife from current EU policy and laws would be maintained after the Referendum. Here is a summary of their responses.

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