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Sunday, 11 December 2011 15:41

Encouraging signs for the future of forestry

Countryside champions, the Campaign to Protect Rural England, welcome the Forestry Panel’s progress report [1] on their vision for the future of England’s forests but emphasise the need for stronger protection for trees in national planning policy.

In a move that serves once again to highlight the damaging role the Department of Business is playing in undermining environmental and countryside protections, Vince Cable’s Department has published a plan to force the Environment Agency, Natural England and English Heritage to promote ‘sustainable development’ [1].

Tuesday, 29 November 2011 17:12

Autumn statement: CPRE reaction

Autumn statement a road plan for disaster

Tuesday, 29 November 2011 13:20

Autumn statement: CPRE reaction

Autumn statement a road plan for disaster

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.

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