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Beat the bottle

Beat the bottle

Many countries and provinces around the world have found the best way to capture drinks containers is by having a deposit return system (DRS) - let's make England next on that list.


Land by Dovestone Reservoir in the Dovestone Valley - at risk of development with the new Greater Manchester Spatial Framework

Manchester - back to the 1980s?

Martin Crookston, CPRE Trustee, delves into the impact the new ‘Greater Manchester Spatial Framework’ may have on the area.


There's no quick fix for the planning system, but steps in the right direction would be welcomed.

Housing White Paper a chance to reset planning politics

There will be much to welcome in this month’s Housing White Paper. We expect a big emphasis on brownfield development and more support to enable local authority planning departments to do their job...


High Weald

High Weald AONB planning permission sets troubling precedent

The decision by Mid Sussex council to grant planning permission for 600 houses in the High Weald AONB sets a troubling precedent for our nationally protected landscapes.


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The road less travelled

The road less travelled

We now know we have a new roads minister. Andrew Jones MP replaces John Hayes,…

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