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Planning system should recognise – and compensate – efforts of those fighting for our countryside

Planning system should recognise – and compensate – efforts of those fighting for our countryside

Thursday 26 November 2020

David Knight, CPRE Essex chairman, calls for donations by land agents to charities when they win planning permission for development proposals. Perhaps such a scheme would make them think twice before making speculative applications… Since becoming chairman of CPRE Essex, one of the things that never fails to impress me is the dedication and professionalism […] Read more >

We’ve got the power… the future for energy use in this country

We’ve got the power… the future for energy use in this country

Monday 3 December 2018

Fresh from a UK Power Networks roadshow, David Knight, CPRE Essex chairman, offers his thoughts on how our energy needs are being tackled. Early this month I visited a roadshow hosted by UK Power Networks. This organisation owns and maintain electricity cables and lines across London, the South East and the East of England, “making […] Read more >

Development disparity

Development disparity

Wednesday 24 October 2018

Those of you at this month’s AGM would have heard a short talk entitled Towards a New Rural in which Ben Nourse confronted the issue of the huge numbers of new homes being foisted on Essex by central government. Ben is a graduate researcher working with the Cambridge Design Research Studio and studying to become a […] Read more >