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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.

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has welcomed the statement to Parliament by Planning Minister Greg Clark, but will now be examining the detail prior to commenting at greater length later today.

Responding to today's Budget statement the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) condemned the Chancellor's rhetoric on planning as misguided and dangerous. The group also expressed deep concerns about the Government’s transport strategy and the suggestion that it is going soft on airport expansion in the South East.

The Govt will shortly finalise its National Planning Policy Framework, the most important shake-up of the planning system for almost 30 years. This media briefing sets out the story so far and what issues to look out for when this highly controversial document is published.

Thursday, 01 March 2012 13:16

New district group for B&NES

CPRE Avonside is starting a new district group for B&NES. We are holding a public meeting to launch the group, and we would like to invite you to come along. The meeting will be at The Crown, Saltford, at 7.30pm on Thursday March 8th  (500 Bath Road, Saltford, BS31 3HJ - on the A4 through Saltford). All are welcome.

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