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Today, The Telegraph quoted a Government source apparently suggesting that rural homeowners could be given cash payments in compensation for unwanted developments.  Matt Thomson, head of planning at the Campaign to Protect Rural England, comments:  “It is unlikely that the DCLG source quoted in The Telegraph is seriously – or even knowingly –…
The Government launched a Shale Wealth Fund consultation today (8 August), outlining options for direct payments to households affected by fracking. Kim Hagen, senior energy campaigner at the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), comments: “It is not just individual households at each fracking site that could face noise, dust, light…
Monday, 01 August 2016 15:40

CPRE comments on LSE report on Green Belt

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has responded to a London School of Economics (LSE) report on the Green Belt, released today.

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  • quotesummary Paul Miner responds to a report from the LSE about building houses in the Green Belt
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 16:06

CPRE comment on Centre for London report

On 20 July, Centre for London published a report on opposition to residential development. 'Stopped: Why People Oppose Residential Development In Their Back Yard' aims to discover the reasons why people oppose developments in their neighbourhoods, and to find ways for planners and developers to respond to these concerns. Matt Thomson,…
The cross-party House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee today released its report, Building more homes. Investigating the housing crisis, the report recommends that the Government lift its building target to 300,000 homes a year. Among other recommendations, the report suggests that local authorities and housing associations are freed to build…
On 7 July 2016 the Committee on Climate Change published its report on the compatibility of UK onshore petroleum (including shale gas exploitation) with meeting the UK’s carbon budgets. It concludes that emissions from shale gas production must be accommodated within UK carbon budgets. As the Government cancelled its £1bn…
In recognition of the broad range of views held by our members, the Campaign to Protect Rural England did not take sides in the EU referendum debate. Following today's referendum result, Shaun Spiers, chief executive of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), comments: “We have endured a long and…
Several new bills of interest to the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) were announced in the Queen's Speech today. These included a Neighbourhood Planning and Infrastructure Bill, and a Digital Economy Bill.

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  • quotesummary Positive signs on neighbourhood planning, but concerns about planning conditions.
Tuesday, 10 May 2016 09:04

Stellar news for South Downs

CPRE applauds today's announcement that the South Downs, England's newest National Park, has been awarded Dark Sky Reserve status by the International Dark-Sky Association. Reserves are designated by the international body if they meet standards for night sky quality and natural darkness in a core area, with a peripheral area…

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