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The Communities and Local Government select committee has today published its report on the Government’s consultation on proposed changes to national planning policy. The report analysed and commented on the evidence collected by the committee, which included oral evidence from Shaun Spiers, chief executive of the Campaign to Protect Rural…
Wednesday, 23 March 2016 18:23

LPEG review too focused on housebuilding

On 16 March, the Local Plans Expert Group (LPEG) presented recommendations on how to speed up and simplify the process of making local plans. The review was led by John Rhodes, a planning consultant and a member of the practitioner group who produced the widely-criticised draft National Planning Policy Framework…
Monday, 21 March 2016 12:21

High Speed 2 to Scotland

Responding to the Government publication Broad Options for upgraded and High Speed Railways between the north of England and Scotland, Ralph Smyth, Head of Infrastructure and Legal at CPRE, said:   "With capacity and resilience as important as speed, we welcome this major study on the way forward for our railways…
So much of CPRE’s work is grounded in landscape and sense of place, and last week England lost a great geographer, Doreen Massey. Based at the Open University, Professor Massey’s inspirational work shaped ideas around ‘space’ and ‘place’ that have been greatly influential in geography, not just in Britain, but…
Tuesday, 23 February 2016 10:02

CPRE supports launch of new planning resource

HRH The Prince of Wales was among those celebrating the launch of the Prince’s Foundation for Building Community’s new ‘Beauty In My Back Yard’ (BIMBY) housing toolkit yesterday. BIMBY is a new resource that gives communities the tools to directly influence the quality and beauty of new building developments in…
CPRE today welcomes the first report from a new cross-party House of Lords select committee on the built environment.

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  • quotesummary CPRE welcomes a report from a new cross-party House of Lords select committee that raises concerns around Government housing policy.
The Communities and Local Government select committee released its second report of evidence on housing associations and the right to buy yesterday (10 February). The report focuses on the voluntary agreement between Government and housing associations on extending the right to buy to housing association tenants. With just 8% of…
Tuesday, 12 January 2016 16:42

Flooding in Northern England

Through the month of December 2015 Northern England faced terrible flooding. Communities in Cumbria, Yorkshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester were faced with the devastating consequences of unprecedented rainfall and inadequate flood defences. Belinda Gordon, CPRE’s head of government and rural affairs, outlines how we can seek to mitigate the possibility…
The announcement that the Government has issued licences to explore for oil and gas underneath protected areas is outrageous, CPRE said today. Emma Marrington, rural policy campaigner at the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), comments: “We have always opposed fracking in protected areas, so it is outrageous to see…

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