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CPRE, the countryside charity welcomes today’s launch of the Independent Panel’s final report, led by Julian Glover, into the future of England’s National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs).  Crispin Truman, Chief Executive said: ‘We welcome this vital review into how National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty…
The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) welcomes the responses, published today (23 July) by the Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra), to a range of consultations put forward as part of the Environment Bill. However, the countryside charity urges the government to go further with its commitment,…
The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) welcome a new report, published today (16 July) by the RSA Food, Farming and Countryside Commission, which calls for a radical 10-year plan to transition to a sustainable food and farming system, in order to address the climate crisis. Tom Fyans, Deputy Chief…
A coalition of leading housing groups and charities is calling on the Government to make a significant investment in ending the housing crisis. This includes CPRE, the National Housing Federation, Shelter, Crisis, and the Chartered Institute of Housing. By investing £12.8bn per year, in today’s prices, they argue that the…
Responding to Theresa May’s announcement that the UK will set a target for net zero carbon emission by 2050, ending the UK's contribution to climate change, Tom Fyans, deputy chief executive at the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), said: ‘The government’s commitment to net zero is a bold and necessary…
A new report published today (6 June) by the Affordable Housing Commission estimates that 4.8 million households across England are struggling with housing costs, and proposes a new approach to measuring housing affordability. CPRE welcomes this analysis of what ‘affordable housing’ means for people, and supports the commission’s calls to…
A new report published today (22 May) by the Transport Committee calls for a national bus strategy, as it highlights that a lack of co-ordinated government policy and squeezed funding for local authorities is driving bus use into decline. CPRE welcomes this new report, and supports the committee’s calls for…
The Environment Secretary Michael Gove has today (22 May) announced a ban on plastic straws, drinks stirrers and plastic stemmed cotton buds in England, which will come into force in April 2020. CPRE welcomes the ban but criticises the government’s failure to ban these single-use items altogether. The countryside charity…
New planning rights to make some development easier risk undermining local community and authority influence, says CPRE. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has said the ‘permitted development rights’ will be extended from 25 May to allow a range of high street buildings to be converted into…

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