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

CPRE issues two tests to ensure infrastructure development is genuinely sustainable and makes best use of public participation
Grimsey’s analysis provides a sharp wake-up call without being alarmist on the crisis facing town centres. CPRE welcomes his call for sustained action from Government and the focus on strong planning for town centres
Draft new government planning guidance proposes a new ‘affordability’ test, supposedly based on a simplistic economic view that releasing more land for new housing will bring down prices.
Figures published by CPRE show that over 150,000 houses, along with over 1,000 hectares of mines, offices and warehousing, are planned for Green Belt sites.
Victory this morning as the High Court quashes decision to grant permission for development
CPRE has worked with a tech start-up to produce visualisations of High Speed 2’s (HS2) construction and operational impacts. They are published today. See the maps at: www.hs2maps.com
The countryside has always provided us with fuel, but with fracking we have every right to be cautious.
The public are invited to give views on where a £500 million allowance should be spent to reduce visual impact of pylons and transmission lines in National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty throughout England and Wales.
CPRE urges caution about the proposed biodiversity offsetting scheme if it is not to become another green light for developers.

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