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Infrastructure Bill: Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy

House of Commons Report Stage Briefing

Alongside 16 other transport and health groups CPRE sets out why Julien Huppert MP’s amendment to the Infrastructure Bill should be supported. The amendment would give future governments the power to establish a Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy.


Next Steps To Zero Carbon Homes - CPRE consultation response

This document is CPRE's response to the Department for Communities and Local Government's consultation on exemptions to zero carbon homes standards that ended in January 2015.


National Networks National Policy Statement

A CPRE briefing for the House of Commons designation debate

The National Networks National Policy Statement ('the NPS') is the first long-term planning document for the Strategic Road Network, railways and Rail Freight Interchanges. We welcome the creation of this NPS, which was originally due to be finalised in 2010, because putting planning policy for major road and rail schemes into one document makes the planning system more efficient and accessible.

Unfortunately the content of the NPS remains of concern and, although there have been a number of changes, these are unlikely to mean many differences in practice to the draft NPS that was published in December 2013.

Our briefing outlines CPRE's priorities for lobbying on this important planning document.


Landscapes for everyone: creating a better future

A shared vision of why we must treasure our landscapes and how Government can help

CPRE has been leading the development of ‘Landscapes for Everyone: Creating a Better Future’. It is supported by 27 organisations including the National Trust, the Campaign for National Parks, the Ramblers, the John Muir Trust, the Open Spaces Society, the British Mountaineering Council and the Landscape Institute. We have a shared vision of why our unique British landscapes should be better valued for the benefit of current and future generations and what Government action is needed to achieve this.


From field to fork: Ely

Mapping the local food web

This report is part of a wider project, Mapping Local Food Webs, and reveals that Ely's local food web supports over 400 jobs at outlets and local suppliers, and supports local suppliers with turnover of over £10.4 million. The report sets out the main findings on the benefits of the local food web to Ely and the challenges and barriers to a stronger local food system together with recommendations for action for local authorities, businesses and the community.


Neighbourhood Plans: how they are working towards CPRE's vision for the countryside

A CPRE briefing

We hope this will be a useful resource for those working on, or considering embarking upon, a neighbourhood plan for their areas. In particular, it highlights the potential of neighbourhood plans in addressing the core themes of landscape, transport and design.

The briefing explores neighbourhood planning policies made between April 2012 and September 2014 with reference to the aspirations of CPRE’s 2026 Vision, and seeks to identify good practice that CPRE local groups and other community groups might follow.


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