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We are calling on the public to identify disused land across England that could be suitable for new homes.
The Government has today (Tuesday) shown its contempt for cross-party expertise and specialists across the retail, recycling, manufacturing and third sectors by categorically rejecting the Environmental Audit Committee’s recommendations on how to develop a carrier bag charging scheme that would deliver the best results in England.
The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) welcomes the announcement of new incentives for brownfield development in the Chancellor’s Mansion House speech last night (Thursday).
The Campaign to Protect Rural England warned today that the Wolfson Prize shortlist overlooks the main challenges in meeting the nation’s housing needs.
Following the Queen’s speech today (Wednesday), we warn of increasing threats to the countryside.
While we welcome the introduction of a carrier bag charge in England, the Government has shown a spectacular failure to listen to the guidance given by every sector asked for advice by announcing today that its proposed scheme will exclude small retailers, paper bags and biodegradable bags. The result will be a scheme that is different to the ones in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland – confusing for both retailers and consumers.

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