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CPRE, the countryside charity, today (23 October) welcomes a new report from the National Audit Office which shines a critical light on the government’s policy to develop a shale gas industry in England. The report supports CPRE’s warnings that fracking has no demonstrable benefit to local people, communities and the…
The government has today (18 October) released the local authority Green Belt statistics for England: 2018 to 2019. Reacting to the statistics, Tom Fyans, Deputy Chief Executive of CPRE, said: ‘The Government’s latest Green Belt statistics for England don’t show the whole picture of Green Belt development. 'The findings of…
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…

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