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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…
CPRE is today urging MPs to back a Lords amendment to the Housing and Planning Bill that would introduce a neighbourhood right of appeal. A neighbourhood right of appeal would engage local people in planning and encourage communities to support neighbourhood plans, which the Government has shown increase plans for…

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  • quotesummary CPRE is urging MPs to support original Lords amendment introducing a right of appeal and to reject Government’s own amendment
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…

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