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Chancellor George Osborne’s comment today that he would like to see more ‘imaginative’ thinking by planning authorities and allow more building on Green Belt land is at odds with a previous Government pledge to protect it,  along with the positive Green Belt campaigning of other ministers and coalition MPs.

A new briefing and map published by CPRE highlights major new threats to England’s Green Belts.

Rural campaigners warn Ministers that meddling with the Green Belt would be foolish.

Four leading environmental organisations have joined forces to call for a levy on single-use bags in England, following the success of such levies in Wales and Ireland.

Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) President Sir Andrew Motion has congratulated Danny Boyle for his tribute to the countryside, but warned that the celebrated vision of our countryside is under threat.

Monday, 23 July 2012 15:20

Energy Bill must seek to cut demand

Campaigners join MPs in calling for a much greater focus on reducing the total demand for electricity.

Committee of MPs fail to address the two-thirds of road deaths that occur on rural roads.

Dismay at lack of ambition from Ofgem to underground power cables in valued landscapes.

Friday, 13 July 2012 15:22

Country roads could slow to 40 mph

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

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