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The Campaign to Protect Rural England today labels the Budget, ‘a massive threat to the environment’.

The Campaign to Protect Rural England today labels the Budget, ‘a massive threat to the environment’.

An alliance of over 60 organisations and individuals have signed an open letter to the UK Government, Scottish Government, Welsh Assembly Government and Northern Ireland Assembly urging them all to reaffirm the nation’s commitment to the European Landscape Convention. The letter, dated 10th January 2011, calls for a clear indication from the governments that:

New recommended membership rates have been agreed for 2011. These reflect an increase in line with inflation and are the first increase since 2009 as there was no increase last year. However the rate for Parish Council membership is not being increased.

Rural Campaigners have highlighted new Government figures in which the projected growth in new household numbers has been revised down from previous releases. The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) claim the fall reinforces the need for a 'plan, monitor, manage' approach to planning for housing.

Thursday, 18 November 2010 17:31

Britain needs a greener CAP

The Campaign to Protect Rural England questions if new plans to reform the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) set out today (Thursday) are bold enough.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010 17:32

Councils quite right to dim the lights

In response to the BBC Newsnight investigation (9/11/10) that found significant numbers of councils considering cutting back on street lighting, Emma Marrington, Rural Policy Campaigner at the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), says:

Tuesday, 26 October 2010 17:32

Un-dead roads need to be put six feet under

Cuts faced by the Department for Transport have provided some welcome news for countryside campaigners. Today’s announcement in Parliament [1] confirms that many damaging road schemes will be put on hold and others will have to fight over a small funding pot.

Following the announcement of the results of the comprehensive spending review, Ben Stafford, CPRE Head of Campaigns, says:

Monday, 11 October 2010 13:33

Ashton Vale Town Green petition

Avonside CPRE objected to the planning application to build a new football stadium and associated development in Green Belt land at Ashton Vale.

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