Senior Campaigner - Ancient Woodland
I work to inspire others to respect and protect our ancient woods and trees. From helping communities to influencing key decision makers, I look to ensure that development does not come at any cost, particularly our precious natural heritage.
Oliver Newham has 16 items in their collection
M4: What is it good for? Absolutely nothing
Blog post By Oliver Newham, 11 May 2016, Ancient trees, Threats, Policy & influence
Our recent analysis of the black route, the Welsh government’s chosen option, reveals that five areas of ancient woodland are set to be damaged or destroyed.
Jack Nicklaus golf course: A reaction
Blog post By Oliver Newham, 29 April 2016, Threats, Ancient trees
It’s always difficult to put in to words the reaction felt when we lose a case. A mixture of alarm, revulsion and the ever present question of what more could we have done to save this ancient wood? Yesterday was no exception.
Will the veterans have their day?
Blog post By Oliver Newham, 21 January 2015, Threats
A big decision faces Nottingham City Council’s planning committee this afternoon. Do they approve the University of Nottingham’s plan for a new £2-3 million sports centre as it is?
What is Highways England?
Blog post By Oliver Newham, 16 January 2015, Threats
In short, a company being set up by the Government – courtesy of the Infrastructure Bill. Find out more about this new group will help delivery the new road building programme.
Smithy Wood village green status decision
Blog post By Oliver Newham, 25 September 2014, Threats
Sheffield City Council’s Licencing Committee met today to consider a village green application made by Cowley Residents Action Group.
Who to consult about planning applications
Blog post By Oliver Newham, 31 March 2014, Policy & influence, Ancient trees
Last year 422,900 planning applications were decided in England at district level, with almost 9 out of every 10 (346,800) of these applications being granted.