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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.
Monday, 10 August 2015 11:56

London Green Belt letter

On 5 August Richard Godwin argued in the Evening Standard that house building on the London Green Belt would give young people more access to green spaces. Paul Miner, planning campaign manager at the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), responded with a letter to the paper. The abridged version…
Friday, 31 July 2015 14:41

Green Belt anniversary letter

CPRE President Andrew Motion and other well known supporters of the Green Belt marked the 60th anniversary of it becoming Government policy by writing to The Times to show their backing for CPRE's Our Green Belt campaign: "On this day in 1955 Green Belts became government policy; 60 years on,…
New research published today by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has not found a correlation between reduced street lighting and increased crime and road accidents. The study was based on 14 years of data supplied by 62 local authorities in England and Wales who had implemented street…
Break the Bag Habit coalition responds to WRAP figures showing yet another English increase in plastic bag usage WRAP have today released their new figures for plastic bag usage in the UK in 2014. The figures show that 200 million more plastic bags were used by customers of major supermarkets…
The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has made an announcement on “Controlling the cost of renewable energy”, including removing the guaranteed level of subsidy for converting power stations to biomass, a consultation on controlling subsidies for smaller solar electricity projects and a consultation on preliminary changes to the…
The Government previously committed to limiting fracking in protected areas. In advance of new legislation defining these limits, the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) and other conservation organisations wrote to the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change to exclude fracking from the most sensitive parts of our…

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