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CPRE welcomes a new report, published today (2 July), by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), which aims to ‘fix the affordable housing crisis in rural England’. The report lays out the key factors that are driving a lack of affordable homes in rural communities and calls for greater…
The government’s announcement of more money for social housing will ‘barely scratch the surface’ and is unlikely to impact on the crisis in housing affordability in rural areas, CPRE said today (26 June). The comment is in response to Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local…
CPRE welcomes the draft analysis of Sir Oliver Letwin’s independent review of build-out rates, which has been published today (25 June). The draft analysis, which looks to identify reasons for the increasing gap between housing completions and the amount of land allocated to housebuilders or given planning permission, shows that…
CPRE has today condemned the Cabinet’s backing for controversial plans to build a third runway at Heathrow Airport. The transport secretary, Chris Grayling, confirmed today in a statement to the House of Commons that the Government would proceed with plans to expand the UK’s busiest airport. The construction of a…
The Government has today announced a 21st century Review of England’s National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs), setting up an independent panel to carry out the review. The review delivers on a commitment in the 25-year Environment Plan, which was published earlier this year. Emma Marrington, Senior…
CPRE have condemned today’s joint announcement from the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government which proposes to streamline the process for fracking applications. These plans pose huge environmental risks to our landscapes and threaten the tranquillity…
CPRE welcomes a new interim report by former housing minister Nick Raynsford reviewing the planning system in England, which will be presented to the House of Lords today (15 May). The Raynsford Review of Planning challenges current planning reform and provides powerful backing of CPRE’s view that the planning system…
CPRE welcomes the government’s consultation and announcement of a new Environmental Principles and Governance Bill today (10 May). This Bill will be a vital step in the Government fulfilling its commitment to leave the environment in a better state that it inherited it. To do this the Bill must ensure…
CPRE welcome a new report looking at the future of our natural environment and needs of rural communities The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) welcomes a report launched today (22 March) by the House of Lords Select Committee, which makes a series of recommendations about the needs of rural…

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