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It was announced yesterday by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Greg Clark, that the Government has worked with the National Housing Federation to propose a voluntary agreement to extend the Right to Buy to housing association tenants. 

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  • quotesummary CPRE aware of proposal to exempt 'rural areas' from extension to housing associations, but more consultation and more precise definitions are needed
Tuesday, 22 September 2015 15:47

Natural Capital Committee response welcomed

Today’s Government response to the Natural Capital Committee’s (NCC) third report sets out its plans to take forward advice on how to safeguard England’s natural capital. This includes elements of the natural environment that provide valuable goods and services to people, such as clean air, clean water, food and recreation.…
Tuesday, 22 September 2015 15:16

Government calls for more local food labelling

A Government press release today reports that Environment Secretary of State Elizabeth Truss has said that “local labelling, like showing what farm or county food is from, would help consumers take pride in buying British produce and support our growing rural economy”. The press release highlights new research from YouGov…
Wednesday, 16 September 2015 10:31

Ministerial support for Our Green Belt campaign

Housing and Planning Minister Brandon Lewis has responded to our letter marking the 60th anniversary of the Green Belt, recognising the support for the Green Belt shown in our survey, and emphasising the Government’s commitment to protecting Green Belt. He writes: “I recognise the strong popular support for Green Belt…
Wildlife and Countryside Link’s new vision of farming fit for the future, published today, brings together the views of 20 conservation and nature groups, including Campaign to Protect Rural England, Friends of the Earth, National Trust, RSPB, Wildlife Trusts, Woodland Trust and WWF. The vision calls for a dialogue between…
National Grid has announced that four projects in protected landscapes in England and Wales have now been prioritised for work to reduce the visual impacts of overhead electricity lines, primarily through undergrounding. The prioritised projects were selected by the Stakeholder Advisory Group, which is guiding National Grid’s Visual Impact Provision…
The Government has published a 10-point plan that will be put into action to increase productivity growth in England’s rural areas. In response to today's announcement, John Rowley, planning officer at the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), said: "CPRE welcomes the Government’s recognition that rural areas can play an…
It was announced today that 27 areas have been awarded licences for oil and gas exploration across the Midlands and northern England. A further 132 are set to be awarded across the country, pending environmental assessment.  In response to the announcement, Nick Clack, senior energy campaigner at the Campaign to…
CPRE has reacted to the Government announcement today that ministers will seek to fast-track applications for fracking projects.

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