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A coalition of the UK’s leading environmental groups, including the Campaign to Protect Rural England, National Trust, RSPB and Friends of the Earth, are today calling for all political parties to commit to a greener Britain by 2020 by pledging seven major priorities at the next election to reform the way we use energy, build communities and protect nature.
Six national organisations are today proposing an amendment to the Infrastructure Bill which would arrest the decline in funding for healthy every day travel.
The first ‘Boris Bike’ cycle hire scheme in the countryside faces being scrapped on Tuesday on the basis that local residents believe it is not ‘right to introduce more cyclists onto New Forest roads’.
First in set of CPRE research papers offering solutions to the housing crisis argues that greater diversity in house building sector can increase the supply and quality of housing.
Ministerial intervention and planning reforms have resulted in a 20% drop in approvals for wind turbines and solar farms in the countryside over the last year, a new report launched by the Campaign to Protect Rural England concludes.
The planning inspector’s rejection of housing plans in the area celebrated by writer and poet Laurie Lee shows the importance of the value of landscape in planning decisions.

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