Local Group Name - Campaign to Protect Rural England

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As the Government announces the go-ahead on fracking today, the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) raises concerns about the impact on the countryside and local communities.

The Government has today published its discussion paper on the future of Natural England, its natural environment adviser, and the Environment Agency [1].  The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) welcomes Ministers’ openness to dialogue, but warns that, if they make the wrong choices, the protection of England’s landscapes and wildlife will be undermined.

Countryside campaigners the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) welcomed today’s announcement by the energy regulator Ofgem [1] that it will allow up to £500 million, over the eight years from 2013 to 2021, to be spent on burying existing National Grid transmission lines in National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs).

The Government has today published its discussion paper on the future of Natural England, its natural environment adviser, and the Environment Agency [1].  The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) welcomes Ministers’ openness to dialogue, but warns that, if they make the wrong choices, the protection of England’s landscapes and wildlife will be undermined.

A new generation of Garden Cities should focus on the reuse of previously developed land and buildings and not sacrifice open countryside.

Planning Minister Nick Boles’s call to increase the urbanised area of England is provocative and unnecessary, and casts a shadow over at least 25% of our undisturbed countryside, say countryside campaigners CPRE.

Thursday, 22 November 2012 15:10

Garden Cities are not the only choice

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) responds to Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg’s calls for a new generation of Garden Cities and Suburbs [1].

With just one day to go until the start of critical talks on the next European Union budget [1] the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) today urged the Prime Minister to prevent cuts to EU funding that helps to protect and maintain our much loved landscapes.

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) have strongly attacked plans announced by the Prime Minister, David Cameron, to reform processes for mounting legal challenges to planning decisions [1].

The Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP, Secretary of State for Transport, today (Tuesday 13 November) delivered his transport vision for rural and urban Britain at the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) annual lecture [1].

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