Category: National

Star struck?

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There's just two more nights to help monitor light pollution across the country by counting the stars in our 2019 Star Count . . . .

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Fracking back in the news nationally

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It's excellent news that plans to frack at Roseacre Wood, Lancashire, have been rejected by the Secretary of State, and the communities and campaigners that fought so hard to uphold their...

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Women and the Countryside

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National CPRE hosted a conference last week (speakers included our own president Emma Bridgewater) to celebrate the achievements of women in defending our countryside -- you can hear the event by...

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Don't forget....

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to count the stars - if you've been defeated by the cloudy evenings so far, there's still several weeks to go (but you will need to look later in the...

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CPRE's new maps show more than a third of people can’t easily enjoy England’s most beautiful countryside

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Here in Herefordshire we benefit from being close to 2 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) - The Malvern Hills and The Wye Valley, but not everyone is so lucky.

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

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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?

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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.......

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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

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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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