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Monday, 14 October 2019 13:13

CPRE reaction to Queen's Speech

Reacting to the annoucnement of the Agriculture and Environment Bills as part of the Queen's Speech, Crispin Trumn, chief executive of CPRE, the countryside charity, said: 'We welcome the announcement of the Agriculture and Environment Bills, which are key pieces of legislation in tackling the climate and nature emergencies. Taken…
Monday, 30 September 2019 18:26

Welcome for design guide

CPRE welcomes housing secretary Robert Jenrick’s brand-new building design guide launched today – a new standard to measure the quality of new homes that are built. Too often, the new housing estates that we've seen go up in the countryside have been poor quality, both in terms of design and…
CPRE today strongly criticises the decision to go ahead with a significant £25 billion investment in new roads, which is incompatible with the government’s commitment to tackle the climate emergency. Ours and others’ research shows that building new and bigger roads actually drives more traffic, and consistently fails to show…
CPRE, the countryside charity, welcomes today’s launch of the Independent Panel’s final report, Landscapes Review, which outlines a set of next steps for National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) in England. Crispin Truman, Chief Executive, said: ‘We welcome this vital review into how National Parks and Areas…
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…

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