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Two government consultations open today (19 July) on proposals that would streamline the planning process for fracking and reduce the ability of local communities to influence fracking applications. CPRE is criticising the government for its disregard of widespread opposition and the huge risks it poses to our countryside. The first…
The Campaign to Protect Rural England welcomes the UK’s first-ever National Infrastructure Assessment, published today (10 July), by the National Infrastructure Commission, providing recommendations for delivering improvements to the country’s infrastructure network up to 2050. The assessment covers a wide range of sectors, including transport, digital technology, waste, flood management,…
The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) welcomes a new report from the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee today (5 July), which urges the government to drop its plans to fast-track fracking and dismisses the government proposals to do so as ‘hugely harmful’. In May, a joint announcement from…
CPRE welcomes a new report, published today (2 July), by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), which aims to ‘fix the affordable housing crisis in rural England’. The report lays out the key factors that are driving a lack of affordable homes in rural communities and calls for greater…
The government’s announcement of more money for social housing will ‘barely scratch the surface’ and is unlikely to impact on the crisis in housing affordability in rural areas, CPRE said today (26 June). The comment is in response to Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local…
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…

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