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The Scottish government has today announced that it will be introducing a deposit return system for glass, plastic and aluminium drinks containers of all sizes. The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) welcomes this announcement and applauds the Scottish government on its leadership and ambition. The decision today from Scotland…
The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) welcomes a new report, published today by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), calling for ambitious targets to reduce the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions to 'net-zero' by 2050, ending the UK's contribution to global warming within 30 years. The report outlines the dramatic…
Friday, 26 April 2019 15:52

CPRE praises rural economy strategy

The House of Lords Select Committee on the Rural Economy has today published a welcome report calling for the Government to develop a rural strategy to address issues faced by rural communities. CPRE agrees with the committee’s claims that rural economies have been undervalued and suffered from a lack of…
Friday, 08 February 2019 12:17

CPRE reaction to NAO report

The National Audit Office has today published a report Planning for New Homes detailing its analysis of how effectively the Ministry for Housing Communities and Local Government supports the planning regime to provide the ‘right homes in the right places’. It describes how vital the planning system is in determining…
Thursday, 27 December 2018 00:29

CPRE praises bag charge increase

CPRE welcomes the Government consultation, launched today (‪27 December‬), that sets out plans to increase the carrier bag charge ‪from 5p to 10p‬, and for it to be extended to all retailers. This will build on the already successful waste reduction policy, which CPRE played a key role in campaigning…
CPRE gives a cautious welcome to draft clauses for the Environment Bill published today (19 December) by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). While the ambition is there, detail and clear targets are evidently lacking, says CPRE. The core elements published in the draft clauses include: Environmental…
CPRE welcomes the long-anticipated launch of a Resources and Waste Strategy by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) today (18 December). It includes the commitment, previously made by environment secretary Michael Gove, to a deposit return system, for which CPRE has been campaigning. The strategy aims to…
A consultation on ‘net gain’, launched yesterday (2 December) by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), is welcomed by CPRE, who has long since called for planning to consider the delivery of environmental outcomes as well as housing, in order to achieve sustainable development. The consultation will…
CPRE welcomes the final report and recommendations from the Raynsford Review of Planning, which have been published today (20 November). The review – which was carried out by former housing minister, Nick Raynsford – aims to transform ‘a troubled system into one capable of delivering the outcomes our nation deserves’…

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