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A beautiful countryside to sustain us all by eradicating litter - CPRE manifesto briefing

Our beautiful and irreplaceable countryside provides vital space for recreation and reflection, a rich diversity of landscapes and a home for nature. We must value and protect the countryside from litter for the countless benefits it provides to our health, prosperity and wellbeing.

This is a detailed briefing based on CPRE's manifesto for the 2015 General Election.

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The right housing in the right places - CPRE manifesto briefing

We need to save our countryside from unnecessary and damaging development by improving planning policy and guidance.

This is a detailed briefing based on CPRE's manifesto for the 2015 General Election.

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The right energy infrastructure for the right reasons - CPRE manifesto briefing

We need to reduce demand rather than drive it, make better use of existing energy infrastructure and smarter decisions on new investment.

This is a detailed briefing based on CPRE's manifesto for the 2015 General Election.

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The right transport infrastructure for the right reasons - CPRE manifesto briefing

We need to make better use of existing transport infrastructure and smarter decisions on new investment — to reduce demand rather than drive it.

This is a detailed briefing based on CPRE's manifesto for the 2015 General Election.

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Infrastructure Bill - Briefing for final debate in the House of Commons

CPRE supported the additional safeguards on shale oil and gas introduced at the Report Stage in the House of Commons. However, we believe that the Government’s changes to the Commons amendment on “necessary conditions” for fracking, significantly weakens those safeguards and needs important improvements. Our briefing paper highlights those improvements.

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Increasing the UK's long-term aviation capacity

CPRE's response to the Airports Commission's consultation

CPRE believes all three short-listed options to expand south east airports are unsustainable. Because England does not a national spatial plan, there has been no assessment of airport expansion with wider planning objectives, such as rebalancing regional economies and reusing brownfield sites. In addition the assessment of the impact of additional air traffic movements on tranquillity was wholly inadequate.

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