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Monday, 03 October 2016 16:05

House-building focus: CPRE response

Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Sajid Javid announced three key initiatives to the Conservative Party conference today (3 October): £3billion homebuilders’ fund to get at least 225,000 homes delivered, with a focus on increasing delivery by SMEs and custom/self-builders. Pilot scheme for accelerated construction on public land…
Friday, 09 September 2016 13:06

Neighbourhood Planning Bill: CPRE's response

This week the government published the first draft of the Neighbourhood Planning Bill, putting in place proposals to meet their commitment as set out in the Queen’s Speech in May to “further strengthen neighbourhood planning and give even more power to local people … by making the local government duty…
On 5 September, Bradford Council's core strategy development plan was approved by a Government planning inspector. The plan proposes 42,000 new houses in the district, including 11,000 houses on Green Belt land. Andrew Wood, planner for CPRE West Yorkshire, comments: "Bradford's new Core Strategy is proposing land supply requirements based…
Wednesday, 10 August 2016 10:52

How a deposit return system works

In the exciting discussions that have taken place over the last few weeks about bottle deposits, there has been some confusion about how the return system works. A deposit return system does not mean you get money from retailers for taking back your bottle. Nor does it mean you pay…
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…

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