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  • Planning approvals down but system is too reliant on direct ministerial intervention
  • Strategic planning needed to help neighbouring councils minimise impact on shared landscapes
  • Clearer policy and guidance would limit damage to the countryside
  • Incentives needed for use of commercial and brownfield sites
Thursday, 03 July 2014 12:48

CPRE Avonside appoints a new director

We are delighted to announce that Sophie Spencer has been appointed as the new Director of Avonside CPRE.

Following the Queen’s speech today (Wednesday), the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) warns of increasing threats to the countryside.

  • Countryside at risk as councils forced to accept two thirds of major development on appeal
  • Towns and villages under siege while brownfield land remains unused
  • Over 100 local authorities could be without valid local plans by General Election
  • Improved planning policies needed to prioritise regeneration and reduce loss of countryside

The Government’s planning reforms are unnecessarily damaging the countryside and undermining local democracy while failing to prioritise the reuse of brownfield land and regeneration of urban areas, concludes a new report launched today (Monday) by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE).

  • Countryside at risk as councils forced to accept two thirds of major development on appeal
  • Towns and villages under siege while brownfield land remains unused
  • Over 100 local authorities could be without valid local plans by General Election
  • Improved planning policies needed to prioritise regeneration and reduce loss of countryside
Thursday, 20 March 2014 12:51

CPRE 2014 Budget Response

Responding to today's Budget the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) identifies some environmental winners and losers

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) is putting a call-out to the country’s “citizen scientists” to join in Star Count 2014 – a cosmic census to help tackle light pollution.

The Government’s new transport strategy must revitalise or build diversionary routes on the rail network to mitigate major disruption caused by floods, the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) is urging.

Government proposals for a new "fast track" planning court would remove critical democratic safeguards for local communities, the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) warns today.

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