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CPRE welcomes the draft analysis of Sir Oliver Letwin’s independent review of build-out rates, which has been published today (25 June). The draft analysis, which looks to identify reasons for the increasing gap between housing completions and the amount of land allocated to housebuilders or given planning permission, shows that…
CPRE has today condemned the Cabinet’s backing for controversial plans to build a third runway at Heathrow Airport. The transport secretary, Chris Grayling, confirmed today in a statement to the House of Commons that the Government would proceed with plans to expand the UK’s busiest airport. The construction of a…
The Government has today announced a 21st century Review of England’s National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs), setting up an independent panel to carry out the review. The review delivers on a commitment in the 25-year Environment Plan, which was published earlier this year. Emma Marrington, Senior…
CPRE have condemned today’s joint announcement from the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government which proposes to streamline the process for fracking applications. These plans pose huge environmental risks to our landscapes and threaten the tranquillity…
CPRE welcomes a new interim report by former housing minister Nick Raynsford reviewing the planning system in England, which will be presented to the House of Lords today (15 May). The Raynsford Review of Planning challenges current planning reform and provides powerful backing of CPRE’s view that the planning system…
CPRE welcomes the government’s consultation and announcement of a new Environmental Principles and Governance Bill today (10 May). This Bill will be a vital step in the Government fulfilling its commitment to leave the environment in a better state that it inherited it. To do this the Bill must ensure…
CPRE welcome a new report looking at the future of our natural environment and needs of rural communities The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) welcomes a report launched today (22 March) by the House of Lords Select Committee, which makes a series of recommendations about the needs of rural…
CPRE join farming and environmental alliance to protect farm size diversity The Campaign to Protect Rural England has joined forces with the Family Farmers Association, Friends of the Earth, New Economics Foundation, Landworkers Alliance, Sustain, and the Tenant Farmers Association to call for farm diversity to be protected and improved…
Friday, 16 March 2018 12:37

New book for CPRE

Shaun Spiers sets out how the country can address the housing crisis without unnecessary loss of countryside This week sees the publication of How to build houses and save the countryside by former CPRE chief executive Shaun Spiers, which pulls together many of the debates and issues that dominated his…

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