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In an open letter to Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg Shaun Spiers reminded the Lib Dem leader of a speech in which he said: “Fixing the economy must never come at the expense of protecting the environment. The two must go hand in hand.”

Wednesday, 14 September 2011 17:23

PM agrees to a meeting to discuss planning reforms

In an exchange in today’s (Wednesday) Prime Minister’s Questions, David Cameron agreed to meet with CPRE and other groups concerned about the Government’s planning reform agenda.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011 13:27

PM agrees to a meeting to discuss planning reforms

In an exchange in today’s (Wednesday) Prime Minister’s Questions, David Cameron agreed to meet with CPRE and other groups concerned about the Government’s planning reform agenda.

As Energy Secretary Chris Huhne prepares to announce the shortlist of a pylon design competition at the V&A Museum as part of the London Design Festival. The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) maintain that the best place for energy cables in our most valued landscapes is underground, not strung between intrusive pylons.

The Campaign to Protect Rural England is today (Friday) calling on Ministers to keep to their pre-election promises and rebalance the planning appeals system.

Monday, 05 September 2011 17:24

Osborne and Pickles: talking, not listening

Responding to comments made by Chancellor George Osborne and Communities Sectary Eric Pickles in a joint article for the Financial Times (http://on.ft.com/nkBhbJ),Shaun Spiers, Campaign to Protect Rural England Chief Executive, says:

CPRE has responded with astonishment at the cynical attempt by the house building industry to spin reports of a fall in planning permissions granted over the second quarter of the year.

Friday, 19 August 2011 13:27

Planning reform threatens wildlife goals

Environment secretary Caroline Spelman MP has made public the latest England Biodiversity Strategy, but its welcome ambitions are threatened by the Government’s agenda for planning reform.

Planning minister Bob Neill has today (Sunday 7/8) described opposition to the Government’s proposed planning reforms by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) and the National Trust as ‘a carefully choreographed smear campaign by Left-wingers based within the national headquarters of pressure groups’.

Tuesday, 09 August 2011 17:25

Planning reform threatens wildlife goals

Environment secretary Caroline Spelman MP has made public the latest England Biodiversity Strategy, but its welcome ambitions are threatened by the Government’s agenda for planning reform.

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