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You can read our news releases from the previous last three years.

CPRE has been calling for environmental funding to be ring-fenced in HS2's budget since 2011.
Planning reforms are unnecessarily damaging the countryside and undermining local democracy
Budget 2014: The Chancellor presents a 'budget for savers' - but what about the environment?
Shaun Spiers, Chief Executive of the Campaign to Protect Rural England, said: “The development of 15,000 homes on brownfield land at Ebbsfleet is welcome news.
The Government’s new National Planning Practice Guidance has been released today, March 6th. The Government has listened to some concerns, but significant ones remain. What are they?
A coalition of civic, environmental, transport and brownfield bodies has submitted a response to the Lyons Housing Review calling for any potential future Labour Government to consider a ‘Smart Growth’ approach to development.
Dark, star-filled skies are an essential part of the character of rural England but last year, only 5% of people were able to see 30 or more stars, signifying truly dark skies. Have things improved in 2014? Become a citizen scientist and help us find out.
The Government says its draft transport policy considers the nation's transport needs for the next 30 years, but only three months since publication, does it stand up?
Government proposals for a new “fast track” planning court would remove critical democratic safeguards for local communities, as part of plans expected to be unveiled tomorrow in the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill.

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