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The Government has today launched its National Litter Strategy, which includes a concrete pledge to look into deposit return systems for drinks containers, measures to tackle roadside littering and greater analysis of packaging design. With annual litter costs estimated at around £1 billion, it was essential that the Government sought…
The Government has today announced that it is forming an expert working group to look into ways of cutting litter and boosting recycling. One of the main areas of the group’s work will be looking into deposit return systems for drinks containers. The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has…
Regulations requiring local authorities to develop and publish brownfield land registers come into force on Easter Day (16 April). The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has campaigned for brownfield registers since the requirement was dropped for local authorities to submit brownfield data to the National Land Use Database in…

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  • quotesummary Regulations requiring local authorities to develop and publish brownfield land registers come into force on Easter Day (16 April).
CPRE has welcomed the Government’s new rural-proofing guidance which sets out how all new Government policies can be assessed to determine their impact on rural areas. Defra published the guidance in response to Lord Cameron of Dillington’s review in 2015. "The key will be ensuring the guidance is used across…
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 08:48

CPRE comment on Article 50

With Article 50 being triggered today we are now formally on the road to leaving the EU. It’s a political process that few organisations and issues won’t be affected by in some way or another. For CPRE, farming and broader environmental regulation will be among the negotiations that we’ll be…
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 16:33

CPRE comment on Greener UK manifesto launch

The Greener UK coalition of 13 major environmental organisations, including the Campaign to Protect Rural England, has today launched its manifesto calling on the UK Government to restore and enhance the environment as part of its plans for leaving the European Union. Erica Popplewell, head of government and rural affairs…
Campaign to Protect Rural England this morning welcomed news that major drinks multi-national Coca-Cola has changed its global position on deposit return systems, with an announcement that the company will support a deposit return system in Scotland. The decision comes after the soft drinks giant took a fresh look at…
With the most recent report of the Government’s Natural Capital Committee (NCC) launched this week, CPRE called on the Government to implement its recommendations. Shaun Spiers, chief executive of the Campaign to Protect Rural England, said: “It’s a sad fact that many people’s local green space is under threat from…
Tuesday, 07 February 2017 11:48

Housing White Paper: CPRE reaction

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) broadly welcomes today’s Housing White Paper, in particular its focus on addressing market failure in the house building industry. Shaun Spiers, chief executive of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), said: "We welcome the White Paper’s promise to address failings of the…

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