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CPRE has today criticised the announcement that the government has accepted Highways England’s preferred ‘corridor B’ for a new expressway designed to speed up journeys between Oxford and Cambridge. The minister claimed that the road will ‘help unlock the commercial development of up to one million new homes’, with the…
Wednesday, 12 September 2018 10:12

CPRE reaction to Agriculture Bill

CPRE welcomes the publication today of the first major Agriculture Bill for 70 years, which will legislate for a new system of ‘public money for public goods’ to deliver better environmental outcomes and improve the viability of the sector. CPRE have long called for such a system, and made the…
CPRE is warning the government that unless the delivery of new social housing is significantly increased in rural communities, they will be at risk of being left behind, following the publication of a Social Housing Green Paper today (14 August). The Green Paper makes a number of positive steps towards…
The Campaign to Protect Rural England has labelled the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) a ‘speculative developers’ charter’, as the government published its new planning rulebook earlier today (24 July). Despite a promise to ‘build attractive and better-designed homes in areas where they are needed’, CPRE points out that…
Two government consultations open today (19 July) on proposals that would streamline the planning process for fracking and reduce the ability of local communities to influence fracking applications. CPRE is criticising the government for its disregard of widespread opposition and the huge risks it poses to our countryside. The first…
The Campaign to Protect Rural England welcomes the UK’s first-ever National Infrastructure Assessment, published today (10 July), by the National Infrastructure Commission, providing recommendations for delivering improvements to the country’s infrastructure network up to 2050. The assessment covers a wide range of sectors, including transport, digital technology, waste, flood management,…
The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) welcomes a new report from the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee today (5 July), which urges the government to drop its plans to fast-track fracking and dismisses the government proposals to do so as ‘hugely harmful’. In May, a joint announcement from…
CPRE welcomes a new report, published today (2 July), by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), which aims to ‘fix the affordable housing crisis in rural England’. The report lays out the key factors that are driving a lack of affordable homes in rural communities and calls for greater…
The government’s announcement of more money for social housing will ‘barely scratch the surface’ and is unlikely to impact on the crisis in housing affordability in rural areas, CPRE said today (26 June). The comment is in response to Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local…

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