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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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Development v Biodiversity? Or could we have both?

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Defra have announced their consultation paper on proposals to demand that development should demonstrate a net gain in biodiversity, preferably on-site but off-site if mitigation isn't possible. . .

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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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HCPRE in the news........

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We've been advising campaigners opposing a controversial and expanding 'lambing shed', complete with a retrospective planning application for a wood-burner (to warm the lambs!).

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Neighbourhood Development Plans - we DO want Herefordshire to use them in planning decisions!

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Excellent news that both Ledbury and Peterstow overwhelmingly voted 'Yes', giving the NDP some weight when planning applications are considered and therefore giving local people's views some weight.

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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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Practical local action for sustainability - Ledbury has its very own e-bike!

Handing over the keys

Ledbury Area Cycle Forum are hoping to reach those of us who find local hills and windy days too much like hard work on a regular bicycle, but want to...

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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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Tighter controls coming in Wales on agricultural water pollution

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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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