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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…
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…

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