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The Stonepath Meadow Residents Group in Hatfield Peverel

Restoring democratic planning

We must have new housing and infrastructure, but it remains vitally important that development must benefit those who will have to live with it. Now more than ever, we need to put people at the heart of the planning system.


Heather in the Quantock Hills AONB, Somerset

Saving beauty for the people

For almost sixty years, they remained oases of tranquillity and inspiration, but our research has revealed that since 2012, there has been a dramatic increase in major housing developments in England’s AONBs


Recreation and farming in Bath's Green Belt

Why people need the Green Belt

The Green Belt is the ‘countryside next door’ for 30 million people – more than half of England’s population


The approximate location of a propsed road bridge over the River Wye - virtually unchanged since Brian Hatton painted this view in 1916

Bypass threat to iconic Wye Valley

Should the proposed bypass go ahead it will export air, light and noise pollution into Herefordshire’s tranquil countryside and destroy many acres of high quality agricultural land.



Clean Growth and the countryside

Clean Growth and the countryside

Climate change is destabilising livelihoods across many industries and communities in the UK as homes…

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Suffolk boats on Aldeburgh beach Suffolk coast AONB web