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‘A victory for common sense’: CPRE responds to reported rethink of planning reform

‘A victory for common sense’: CPRE responds to reported rethink of planning reform

Saturday 11 September 2021

It has been reported in The Times this morning (Saturday, September 11) that the government is planning to abandon substantial parts of its planning proposals, including the zonal planning system. If correct, this will be a huge win for the CPRE planning campaign, so fingers crossed! Commenting on the reported rethink of the planning proposals, […] Read more >

‘We have a Planning Bill that looks set to take us back to a deregulated dark age of development’

‘We have a Planning Bill that looks set to take us back to a deregulated dark age of development’

Monday 17 May 2021

The Planning Bill highlighted in last week’s Queen’s Speech (Tuesday, May 11) has been blasted by CPRE, the countryside charity. Tom Fyans, CPRE campaigns and policy director, said: “The Planning Bill looks set to prioritise developers’ needs over local communities, provide no new environmental safeguards and could slow the delivery of genuinely affordable homes in […] Read more >

Don’t forget the nature: CPRE responds to 10-point environment plan

Don’t forget the nature: CPRE responds to 10-point environment plan

Wednesday 18 November 2020

CPRE, the countryside charity, says the prime minister’s “green industrial revolution” aimed at tackling climate change and creating jobs in such industries as nuclear energy, has missed the vital role played by nature. Boris Johnson’s 10-point plan was announced yesterday (Tuesday, November 17), with the headline statement being that cars and vans powered wholly by […] Read more >

‘Pitiful’ on carbon-neutral new homes and failing to build trust in the planning system: CPRE responds to ‘once-in-a-generation’ reforms

‘Pitiful’ on carbon-neutral new homes and failing to build trust in the planning system: CPRE responds to ‘once-in-a-generation’ reforms

Thursday 6 August 2020

CPRE, the countryside charity, has launched a wide-ranging criticism of “once-in-a-generation reforms” to the country’s planning system proposed by the government today (Thursday, August 6). Described as “landmark reforms to speed up and modernise the planning system and get the country building”, the changes proposed in the Planning for the Future White Paper fail to […] Read more >

How the Chancellor’s ‘mini-Budget’ missed the mark on transport and housing

How the Chancellor’s ‘mini-Budget’ missed the mark on transport and housing

Friday 31 July 2020

CPRE, the countryside charity, has said that Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s ‘mini-Budget’ missed the mark on transport and housing. The Chancellor had been aiming to revive the economy through his A Plan for Jobs mini-Budget, announced earlier this month, but Tom Fyans, CPRE campaigns and policy director, said: “While we have seen promising starts on energy […] Read more >

CPRE slates government’s proposals for planning deregulation

CPRE slates government’s proposals for planning deregulation

Tuesday 14 July 2020

The government’s proposed planning reforms could amount to “the exact opposite of building back better”, CPRE believes. Downing Street says its proposals are “the most radical reforms to our planning system since the Second World War”. Amended planning rules, due to be in place by September, would permit: Developers to “demolish and rebuild” vacant and […] Read more >

‘The PM’s “new deal” makes a mockery of the government’s so-called green recovery’

‘The PM’s “new deal” makes a mockery of the government’s so-called green recovery’

Wednesday 1 July 2020

CPRE, the countryside charity, has given a decidedly cool response to the prime minister’s post-coronavirus recovery plan in which he promised to “build, build, build”. Boris Johnson’s announcement of a ‘new deal’, delivered in Dudley yesterday (Tuesday, June 30), pledged £5 billion to build homes and infrastructure and vowed to speed up and intensify plans […] Read more >

A short hop over the bridge and you can be listening to CPRE deputy chief exec Tom Fyans

A short hop over the bridge and you can be listening to CPRE deputy chief exec Tom Fyans

Wednesday 27 February 2019

Fancy making the short journey over to the Garden of England next week to hear Tom Fyans, CPRE deputy chief executive? Of course you do! Tom will be speaking at an open meeting in Ashford, Kent, and everyone is welcome. Tom, who is also national director of campaigns and policy, is giving his talk ‘Why […] Read more >

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