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Update 31 July 2017: Since this comment was posted, the Government has announced that the consultation referred to has been postponed until September 2017. With the Government poised to release its consultation on housing targets, CPRE warns that focusing on land release rather than the types of houses built will…
Thursday, 13 July 2017 10:09

CPRE comment on the Repeal Bill

As part of the EU, the UK has a shared body of environmental legislation. From biodiversity conservation to environmental quality and sustainable development, these laws protect our environment. An estimated 80% of environmental policies in the UK are shaped by EU law [1]. Commenting on the publication of the Repeal…
CPRE is very pleased by today’s announcement that Bodmin Moor in the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has been awarded Dark Sky Landscape status by the International Dark-Sky Association, the first AONB to gain this recognition. Such places are designated by the international body if they meet standards for…
Wednesday, 05 July 2017 10:33

CPRE comment on new road fund

Commenting on the transport secretary Chris Grayling’s announcement of a new “bypass fund” to tackle congestion, Daniel Carey-Dawes, Senior Infrastructure Campaigner at CPRE said: “Today’s announcement gives us nothing new. Although the Secretary of State is heralding this fund as a way of tackling congestion and unlocking local economies, the…
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 11:34

CPRE: reaction to Queen's Speech

In the Queen's Speech today, the Government has outlined a number of plans that will affect the countryside, namely in major infrastructure and agriculture.  In reaction to the plans for new infrastructure, the Campaign to Protect Rural England's senior infrastructure campaigner Daniel Carey-Dawes said: "Rural communities increasingly feel that infrastructure…
As Theresa May started to announce her new Government, the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) said it was looking forward to making sure countryside issues were at the fore of policy and the Brexit negotiations. Tom Fyans, director of campaigns and policy, and acting CEO, Campaign to Protect Rural…
The Supreme Court’s judgement in Suffolk Coastal District Council v Hopkins Homes and Richborough Estates v Cheshire East Borough Council has issued a significant ruling about the meaning of specific policies within the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). In this judgement, the judges supported a narrow definition of 'policies for…
The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has published its manifesto for the 2017 General Election. The manifesto calls on all parties to recognise the countryside’s huge contribution to the economy and our sense of who we are as individuals and communities, and to develop policies that will protect and…
In a statement this morning, Prime Minister Theresa May announced that a General Election will be held on 8 June 2017. Here is CPRE's response: This General Election presents all parties with an opportunity to demonstrate their strong commitment to a thriving natural environment. Our countryside plays a vital role…

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