Local Group Name - Campaign to Protect Rural England

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Environment Secretary Owen Paterson announced today, Thursday 27th June, that the Environment Agency and Natural England should be retained as separate public bodies with separate purposes and functions.

CPRE today (Monday) releases the findings of a supermarket survey asking what the leading 7 supermarkets are doing to support the English countryside and food producers. We found that despite some welcome initiatives, they could easily do much more to help farmers and the countryside.

Ahead of Wednesday’s Spending Review the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) is urging the Chancellor to promote the vitality of rural economies.

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) welcomes the roll-out of rural broadband, but not at the expense of our beautiful rural landscapes.

A new Government report published today (Thursday) [1] calls on wind energy developers to work with communities in a fairer, more transparent way and to increase their level of investment in surrounding communities. The report comes as a new CPRE investigation [2] finds that most large wind farm schemes in England continue to offer local communities only a tiny fraction of the millions of pounds of profit that developers make from public subsidies and electricity sales to the grid. Wind farm developers in England also continue to offer consistently lower levels of community investment than in Scotland.

Proposals to extend the boundaries of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks will be considered at a Public Inquiry, which starts tomorrow (Tuesday 4 June).

The publication of detailed environmental information for HS2 between London and Birmingham is imminent - the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) calls for a step change in mitigation and information.

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), responding to planning changes announced by the Government today (Thursday), expressed serious concerns about proposals to relax controls over agricultural buildings being converted into housing.

A new Private Member’s Bill proposes to tackle roadside litter once and for all after the Government delays again over taking real action.

With transport now the biggest single cost of living [1], countryside charity launches toolkit to help communities cut the cost of travelling while improving quality of life.

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