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Friday, 13 July 2012 13:05

Country roads could slow to 40 mph

Countryside campaigners win victory as lower speed limits are proposed in rural areas.

Two influential charities, supported by Bill Bryson and Deborah Meaden, have come together to campaign for swift action by Government and industry to tackle the chronic failures of the UK milk market.

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) responds to the publication of the Government’s Green Food Project report.

Two thirds of road deaths happen on rural roads. The Campaign to Protect Rural England calls for cuts to rural road speed limit.

Wednesday, 04 July 2012 13:08

CPRE welcomes Forestry report

The Campaign to Protect Rural England welcomes the Independent Panel on Forestry’s final report, and calls on Ministers to put its vision into action including by promoting a second National Forest for England.

Town green campaigners and Bristol City Council have agreed to end legal proceedings in a three-year dispute over land at Ashton Vale.

A major new national report finds that despite their critical importance to the health of our high streets, local economies and much loved landscapes, local food networks are under-recognised and poorly supported.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012 13:10

Proposal to change the Constitution

The majority of the CPRE Branches have changed their status to a Company Limited by Guarantee and the Executive Committee will be seeking the approval of the Members at the 2012 AGM to do the same.

The latest Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) survey [1] on the Campaign for the Farmed Environment (CFE) [2] released today shows it continues to fall short of expectations. Crucially, it is failing to achieve one of its core purposes – retaining and increasing the area of uncropped land to maintain the environmental benefits of the now abolished set-aside scheme [3].  And the task of providing these benefits is not being met by all farmers. Following a review, the Government is due to decide on the future of the CFE later this year.

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) believes Ministers have made significant progress towards meeting the concerns raised by rural campaigners about the draft planning framework published last year, making some vital improvements that should achieve better planning outcomes.

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