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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…
CPRE has given a cautious welcome to some of the measures in today’s long-awaited review of planning rules But it warns that the failure to guarantee that land is used sustainably for housing and in a way that genuinely meets communities’ need threatens to undermine the government’s aims in addressing…
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 12:34

CPRE welcomes agriculture proposals

CPRE has welcomed the Government’s proposed direction on future agricultural policy published today (27 February) and urged it to resist calls to simply maintain the status quo. The consultation sets out a new direction for a countryside where food production goes hand-in-hand with delivering benefits for the wider public. The…
CPRE welcomes the news from National Parks England on how well local communities and business within park areas are doing economically. An analysis of economic data for National Parks England has shown that, between 2012 and 2016, the Gross Value Added (GVA) of National Park economies grew from £1.4 billion…
Thursday, 11 January 2018 11:45

CPRE reaction to 25-year Environment Plan

CPRE is delighted at the Government’s commitment to improving the environment shown in the 25-year plan launched today. But it warned that the Government needs to follow up its vision with actions to make sure we use resources better, from plastics to land, if its vision is to be delivered.…
Wednesday, 10 January 2018 11:03

5p plastic bag charge extended to all retailers

CPRE is pleased to hear that the 5p charge for plastic bags in all major retailers, which has seen huge success since it was introduced in 2015, will now be extended to all small shops. Prime Minister Theresa May is set to make the announcement tomorrow, when delivering the Government's…
Friday, 05 January 2018 00:01

CPRE welcomes coffee cup recommendations

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) welcomes today’s clear recommendation from the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) that the UK Government should continue to use economic measures to reduce packaging and increase recycling. The EAC is recommending a 25p charge on disposable coffee cups in its new report, Disposable packaging:…

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