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Boosting hedgerows by 40 per cent would create 25,000 jobs, CPRE research reveals

Boosting hedgerows by 40 per cent would create 25,000 jobs, CPRE research reveals

Monday 6 September 2021

For every £1 invested in hedgerows, as much as £3.92 is generated for the wider economy, new research from CPRE, the countryside charity, has revealed CPRE is calling on the government to stop dragging its feet and set a target to increase the hedgerow network by 40 per cent by 2050, which would be a […] Read more >

Solar policy and climate-change strategy: two issues guaranteed to stir opinion

Solar policy and climate-change strategy: two issues guaranteed to stir opinion

Wednesday 1 September 2021

It’s good to see member Richard Haynes keeping the name of CPRE Essex in the spotlight. We have reported before on his letters (see here  and here) to the Saffron Walden Reporter on the growing issue of solar farms. Now he has put Uttlesford District Council’s climate-change strategy to the sword, again in the Saffron […] Read more >

Our open letter to government: heroic hedgerows and climate change

Our open letter to government: heroic hedgerows and climate change

Tuesday 10 August 2021

CPRE, the countryside charity, has joined with other major charities to call for urgent action to extend the country’s hedgerows by 40% by 2050 to protect nature and help tackle the climate crisis. Our humble hedgerows are the unsung heroes of the countryside. They have been adding beauty and character to our landscapes for centuries […] Read more >

High Court challenge puts Lower Thames Crossing in the spotlight

High Court challenge puts Lower Thames Crossing in the spotlight

Thursday 1 July 2021

The future of the proposed Lower Thames Crossing was highlighted this week (Tuesday and Wednesday, June 29-30) when a legal challenge against the government’s roadbuilding programme was heard in the High Court. The challenge was brought by the Transport Action Network and targeted the Department for Transport’s £27.4 billion roadbuilding scheme (labelled Road Investment Strategy […] Read more >

Climate change and older buildings: here’s your chance to hear a leading authority speak on the subject

Climate change and older buildings: here’s your chance to hear a leading authority speak on the subject

Wednesday 5 February 2020

Essex has a rich and treasured architectural heritage, but how can we make our traditional buildings more energy-efficient in the battle against climate change? One of the leading authorities in the country will be exploring the subject at a meeting hosted by our friends at CPRE Kent next month. John Preston IHBC is heritage chair […] Read more >

Climate-change rules will be considered in delayed Stansted decision

Climate-change rules will be considered in delayed Stansted decision

Monday 29 July 2019

UK Carbon Net Zero 2050 legislation will be brought into play when plans to expand Stansted airport are reconsidered. The airport’s bid to increase passenger numbers to from 35 million to 43 million a year was backed by Uttlesford District Council’s planning committee (courtesy of the chairman’s casting vote) in November last year. Full council […] Read more >

Climate change rally in London: your chance to join thousands of others in getting the message to our MPs

Climate change rally in London: your chance to join thousands of others in getting the message to our MPs

Monday 24 June 2019

Some 10,000 people are expected at Westminster this week (Wednesday, June 26) to call for urgent action on climate change. Do you want to join them? The rally has been organised by Greener UK and The Climate Coalition, which says: “The government has taken a step forward by setting the long-term target of ending our […] Read more >