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

"Glance at the night sky and what you see is history, and lots of it. Our faithful companion the North Star appears not as it is now, but as it was when its light left it sometime during the early fourteenth century.” Bill Bryson, CPRE Vice President. Star Count 2013 starts this Friday, the 8th, here's how to join our cosmic census
The response to the proposal to sell off publicly owned woods and forests showed how much people care about our wooded landscapes, now the Government is expected to publish its response to the Independent Panel on Forestry’s report
Peers are expected to debate Clause 8 of the Growth and Infrastructure Bill tomorrow, this clause could threaten protection of National Parks and AONBs - protection that has been in place for over 60 years.
The Government is due to publish its preferred route for phase 2 of High Speed 2 (HS2) north of Birmingham by the end of January 2013. We are concerned about the impact on the countryside, but believe it will be impossible to rush to conclusions until the detail is known.
CPRE warns that without further safeguards and assurances, greater freedom to convert farm buildings risks damaging the character and beauty of the countryside.
CPRE join forces with the Wildlife Trust to fight proposals for the destruction of ancient hedgerows in Shropshire
Planning minister Nick Boles has announced that communities should be 'encouraged' to build more homes
Supermarkets need to do more to encourage better management of our beautiful landscapes, support local food producers, and pay farmers a fair price. CPRE calls for the ‘Big 7’ to make a New Year’s Resolution - and keep it
Review reveals that the government needs to improve its out of date planning guidance for the system to be effective

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