Action Groups

Supporting A BETTER WAY

To add your group, please email Rosie Pearson


Potton Residents for Sustainable Growth

A local residents group to challenge applications within Potton and also to hold Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) to account in relation to the sustainability of the local plan.



Campaign Against Urban Sprawl in Essex opposes West Tey, a 24,000-home settlement on 2,500 acres of green field land. It is one of three North Essex Garden Communities proposed by Braintree, Colchester and Tendring district councils in partnership with Essex County Council.

Friends of The Flitch Way

Opposed to housing development at Brook Green, West Braintree, Essex, in order to stop encroachment onto the country park. The Flitch Way is a country park owned by Essex County Council. The Friends maintain this public right of way and the associated woodland and wildlife areas alongside this 15 mile route through the Essex countryside.

Hands Off Danbury

As the name suggests “HOD” is representing concerned residents in Danbury.A variety of developments will, if permitted, impact on this village which has retained a distinct rural charm.

Hands Off Wivenhoe

The North Essex garden Communities project will also impose 9,000 houses adjacent to this historic town on the river Colne recorded in the Doomsday Book.

Monks Wood Action Group

“Monks Wood Action Group is fighting an unsustainable proposal to create a garden community of up to 15,000-homes on green field land. ‘Monks Wood’ abuts historic Coggeshall and will engulf the hamlet of Pattiswick.”

Save The Middlewick Ranges

Opposes the planned Development of more than 1000 houses on this historic site. We support the Better Way principles.


The third North Essex Garden Community is a settlement of 13,000 homes, known as West of Braintree. It is opposed by Stop Erosion of Rural Communities in Essex.

Stisted Action Group

Stisted Action Group opposes a proposed new A120 route that will severely impact the rural countryside surrounding Stisted, the character of the village and the lifestyle of its residents.

Stop Easton Park

Stop Easton Park supports Little Easton Parish Council in opposing a proposed new town of 10,000 houses on the ancient deer park of Easton Park, a rare and valuable part of the local environment and heritage.


Residents in North Uttlesford are fighting the sacrifice of 1,100 acres of productive farmland to create a 5,000-house new town that will sit on hilltops visible from miles away and destroy the identity of surrounding villages.


A group formed to organise responsible and informed opposition to the development of 350 new houses on Mersea Island.

A120 Action Group, Blackwater

A group campaigning against the Blackwater valley being irreparably damaged by re-routing of the A120 (options B & C). Other less impactful and more cost effective options are available to Essex County Council.


ADD (Against Destructive Development)

ADD is campaigning against a 5,200 housing sprawl in Eastleigh which will impact on 7 sites of ancient woodland and the River Itchen special area of conservation.

HBRA (Havant Borough Residents Alliance)

HBRA is a coalition of local amenity, civic and environmental societies and organisations who are working together to respond to the Havant Borough Local Plan, and how to deal with the significant increase in housing numbers that it proposes.

Inform Fareham

A meeting and information point about Planning for residents of Fareham, where the proposed Welborne Garden Village is slated for at least 6,000 homes, obliterating the last vestiges of green fields north of the M27, with many other developments spread around the borough.

SWWW (Save Warsash and the Western Wards)

SWWW is campaigning to make sense of an unprecedented number of large sites which have recently been granted permission in and around the village of Warsash, Fareham, all in advance of the Local Plan process.


Campaign for Colney C4C

Campaign for Colney (C4C) opposes dual local plan threats from Hertsmere and St Albans councils of up to 8,600 more new homes and the sacrifice of green belt.



Citizens of Lancaster Opposed to Development (CLOUD) is flighting the 3,500 Ballrig Garden Village and helping other local action groups object to developments proposed under the Lancaster City Council local plan.


Begbroke & Yarnton Green Belt Campaign “BYG”

BYG represents residents fighting a 4,400 development proposed by Cherwell District Council, 90 percent of which sits on greenbelt land between the villages of Begbroke, Yarnton and Kidlington.

Chalgrove Airfield Action Group “Shield”

Chalgrove Airfield Action Group operates under the name SHIELD (Sustainable Housing Instead of Excessive Local Development). Chalgrove Airfield is the site for 3000 houses proposed by South Oxfordshire District Council. The site is wholly unsuitable for this scale of development.

Save Culham Green Belt

Culham, near Abingdon, Oxfordshire, is a small village of 450 people threatened with a development of 3,500 houses on Green Belt land.