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New polling finds that, even in difficult economic times, the English public is ready and willing to support a small charge on carrier bags to cut litter.

Thursday, 20 September 2012 13:00

Don’t allow cash for wind turbines

Commenting on the announcement by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) of a review of the costs of onshore wind and community engagement and benefits, the Campaign to Protect Rural England  (CPRE) has cautioned against taking a simplistic view which would undermine the planning system.

Rural campaigners have welcomed the long awaited publication of the Government’s Rural Statement but are disappointed by the sidelining of environmental issues.

Thursday, 06 September 2012 13:01

Government housing and planning announcement

Responding to the Government’s planned announcement on housing and planning, Countryside Campaigners, the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) are encouraged by the early indications that there are no plans to alter protections for the Green Belt. Direct investment for more affordable housing is urgently needed and these ambitions are welcome. However, CPRE is concerned that removing the planning obligations on developers to provide affordable housing could result in fewer affordable houses being built.

Chancellor George Osborne’s comment today that he would like to see more ‘imaginative’ thinking by planning authorities and allow more building on Green Belt land is at odds with a previous Government pledge to protect it,  along with the positive Green Belt campaigning of other ministers and coalition MPs.

A new briefing and map published by CPRE highlights major new threats to England’s Green Belts.

Rural campaigners warn Ministers that meddling with the Green Belt would be foolish.

Four leading environmental organisations have joined forces to call for a levy on single-use bags in England, following the success of such levies in Wales and Ireland.

Committee of MPs fail to address the two-thirds of road deaths that occur on rural roads.

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