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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.

The Government has confirmed a decision on the future of Lydd Airport. This afternoon, the Secretary of State's Decision was made public: the airport will be extended. Planning permission was also granted to build a new terminal.

A national survey conducted by rural campaigners and astronomers has revealed a huge difference in the experience people have of the night sky across the country. Over half of the population live with severe light pollution and only five per cent of respondents enjoy truly dark skies.

A rallying call is issued today (Wednesday) by Sir Andrew Motion, CPRE’s President, as the Government’s planning rule-book threatens to be a builders’ charter.

A major analysis by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) of how the Government’s National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) [1] is being implemented during its first year is published today (Monday).  The emerging evidence raises significant concerns about whether the reformed planning system is capable of securing development the country needs and preventing damaging schemes in the wrong locations.

Campaign to Protect Rural England offers reality check on Policy Exchange self-build report (issued today): Bypassing the local planning system and deciding sites for new houses by auction is not a realistic solution.

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