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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…
The Government has today published its draft Airports National Policy Statement which paves the way for a third runway at Heathrow and disastrous environmental consequences. Tom Fyans, director of campaigns and policy at the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), said: “As well as increasing carbon emissions, wrecking tranquillity under…
Recently released DCLG local authority statistics reveal a stark reduction in the number of homes delivered on rural exception sites over the past year. 1,020 homes were delivered through the rural exception sites policy in England during 2015-2016, down by over 600 units on the previous year's output. This reduction…
The Government has today confirmed plans for a road tunnel past Stonehenge, and has announced a consultation on the proposals. The Campaign to Protect Rural England endorses the below statement from the Stonehenge Alliance.    THE STONEHENGE ALLIANCE [1] Statement 11 January 2017 Options consultation on A303 Amesbury to Berwick…
Government recently announced the details of the new Community Housing Fund – an annual sum of £60million to aid communities that are particularly affected by high levels of second home ownership [1]. The fund aims to empower community groups to drive forward the development of affordable housing aimed at first…
A new report from the Environmental Audit Committee warns that wildlife and farming could be harmed by the Brexit process. MPs are calling on the Government to introduce a new Environmental Protection Act during Article 50 negotiations to uphold the UK's strong environmental standards. The report suggests protections for wildlife…
The Government has today announced plans to create 14 new garden villages in England, of between 1,500 to 10,000 houses. It has also announced support for three new garden towns in Aylesbury, Taunton and Harlow & Gilston. These garden towns and villages will be distinct new settlemtents, rather than extensions…
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Sajid Javid yesterday lifted the Government holding direction on the Birmingham local plan. The plan, which proposes the release of Green Belt land for 6,000 houses, had been placed under a holding direction by Mr Javid's predecessor, Greg Clark, after concerns were…

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  • quotesummary CPRE reacts to decision that allows significant release of Green Belt
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 14:30

Housing in the Autumn Statement: CPRE's reaction

Current, undeliverable housing targets are based on the idea that demand equals need, but they are very different things.

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