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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…
This morning (11 April) the BBC ran its take on a leaked copy of the Government’s forthcoming 25-year plan for the environment. The 25-year plan has been delayed a number of times in the past year, and there is now speculation of further delays. The BBC has reported that the…

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  • quotesummary CPRE's Emma Marrington comments on today's leak of the Government's 25-year plan for the environment.
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…

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