Category: National

Government's new Environment Bill published 19th December - a muted welcome from CPRE...

CPRE Environment Bill comment

CPRE gave a cautious welcome to draft clauses for the Environment Bill published 19 December by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

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Save our soils!

Save our soils

A new report from National CPRE highlights the important role farmers play as guardians of the soil, and explains some innovative new approaches.

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Affordable housing?

Affordable Housing

A Government Briefing Paper looking at key trends in the affordability of different tenure types suggests that in addition to a crisis in housing supply, England is in the grip...

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Planning for the 2020s - Raynsford Review has been published.......

r review

The report highlights the six key characteristics needed for a fit-for-purpose planning system, and puts forward 24 recommendations grouped under nine propositions, offering an excellent explanation of how we have got...

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CPRE's Green Clean - results are in! We call for a properly designed comprehensive Deposit Return System

Green Clean

CPRE's recent national Litter pick collected a staggering 11,212 drinks containers of all materials and sizes – but the imminent introduction of a deposit return system is set to spark...

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Tighter controls coming in Wales on agricultural water pollution

river

Tougher regulations on fertiliser storage and use have been announced by the Welsh Assembly Secretary for Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, to protect Welsh water courses, many of which subsequently flow through...

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Positive results, well done all supporters of the campaign against Mortimer Forest being developed!

mortimer forest protest

The plan to build 68 luxury holiday cabins in Mortimer Forest has been axed, thanks are due to the energetic and persistent campaigners.

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Public Inquiry on land acquisitions started today........

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The council is seeking compulsory purchase powers to support the construction of the Southern Link Road as part of their South Wye Transport Package which was given planning permission in...

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Fracking's back in the news - and not in a good way!

NO fracking

BBC reports that fracking has been suspended following 'red level' tremor - for full report  click here.

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New research critical of housing development with no sustainable transport focus

Vauban tram

Researchers commissioned by the RAC were "appalled to find so many new housing developments built around the car with residents driving for almost every journey.

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