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New research shows that many of England's local authorities are highly critical of the Government’s proposed planning reforms.

Monday, 28 November 2011 17:12

CPRE comment on the autumn statement

More planning not less needed for long term prosperity

In response to the Government’s new housing strategy [1], Neil Sinden, Director of Policy and Campaigns for the Campaign to Protect Rural England, says:

Rural campaigners are concerned that Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) have been given too much influence over local decision making with little or no oversight by local people.

Monday, 14 November 2011 17:14

Localism Act – power to the people?

The Localism Act could do much to put local people in control on planning - but only if their hands are not tied by the new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

The area of brownfield land is growing faster than it is being used. Yet Government proposals risk neglecting large areas in our towns and cities which need regeneration and place the countryside at risk.

Wednesday, 09 November 2011 17:15

MPs right to give amber signal to High Speed Rail

Countryside campaigners have welcomed the Transport Select Committee’s much anticipated report into High Speed 2 (HS2) [1]. The report supports arguments made by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) that the current proposals give ‘undue emphasis’ to the need for a world record speed of 250mph [2].

CAP reforms risk being little more then an exercise in ‘green-washing’ unless UK takes a strong position with EU partners

Following the publication of Defra's Interim Response to the Farming Regulation Taskforce [1], which sets out progress to date on many of its recommendations, Ian Woodhurst, CPRE's Senior Farming Campaigner says:

Following the close of the public consultation on the Government’s draft National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and an important Parliamentary debate on the Localism Bill, the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) today (Tuesday) warns that the fight to protect the ordinary countryside and the Green Belt, and to secure much needed urban regeneration, is far from over.

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