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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…
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…

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