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Iceland and the Co-op have become the first supermarkets to publicly back a UK-wide deposit return system (DRS) for drinks containers as a way to tackle plastic pollution in the countryside and oceans. The announcement follows a survey of major UK supermarkets and their views on the introduction of a…
Wednesday, 22 November 2017 15:46

Budget: CPRE comment

Measures to promote the better use of urban land, particularly high quality high density development, while committing to continued Green Belt protection, mean CPRE gives a cautious welcome to today’s Budget.
Responding to the publication of the NIC’s Oxford-Cambridge Corridor Report, Partnering for Prosperity, CPRE’s Senior Infrastructure Campaigner Daniel Carey-Dawes said: “Today’s report will be met with real concern by all those who care for the natural environment. There are elements of the study, which we welcome, including the joined up…
Wednesday, 04 October 2017 16:52

Response to PM speech

In response to the Prime Minister’s speech today at Conservative Party Conference, Tom Fyans, Director of Campaigns and Policy at the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) said: “We welcome the Prime Minister’s pledge that she intends to get the Government back into the business of building houses again. “But…
Thursday, 14 September 2017 16:22

CPRE comment on housing consultation launch

In response to today's publication of the Government consultation on measures "to boost housing supply in England", Matt Thomson, head of planning at the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), said: “We hoped that this consultation would go some way to addressing the housing crisis while fulfilling the Government's commitment…
The Scottish Government has today announced it will introduce a national deposit return system (DRS) for drinks containers. This comes after a number of successful pilot schemes across Scotland, alongside evidence commissioned by the Scottish Government that confirms the system’s many economic and environmental benefits. The Campaign to Protect Rural…
In a joint report released today, Campaign for Better Transport, the Campaign to Protect Rural England and 16 other environmental groups call on the Government to focus on improving existing roads and motorways rather than building new ones. Rising to the challenge: a shared green vision for RIS2 calls for…
On Friday (21 July) the Government announced the latest figures for single use plastic bags in England. It reported that bag usage is down by 9 billion – or 83% - from 2015-16.  Samantha Harding, litter programme director at the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), reflected on the latest…
In a speech today, Environment Secretary Michael Gove set out his vision for the future of the environment after Brexit, restating the Government’s pledge to “leave the environment in a better state than we inherited it.” Commenting on the speech, Graeme Willis, CPRE food and farming campaigner, said: “We welcome…

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