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Farmland in Farndale Farmland in Farndale Peter Church, Creative Commons license

Our most treasured landscapes are under unprecedented pressure. Please support our campaign with a donation.

Our latest research gathered from CPRE branches across England demonstrates that there is a growing threat to our most important landscapes from inappropriate development. Government policies mean that National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs), which should have the highest level of protection in planning, are increasingly threatened by damaging developments. The development proposals fall broadly within four categories: energy; housing; transport and tourism.

We are calling on the Government to:

  • strengthen national planning policy by giving greater weight to the protection of nationally designated and locally valued landscapes;
  • recognise the contribution that National Parks and AONBs make to our economy
  • exempt National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty from the proposed¬† changes to permitted development rights concerning the conversion of farm buildings; and
  • review the draft planning policy guidance to ensure that best use can be made of the new Local Green Space designation.
  • CPRE is also calling for an urgent Parliamentary Select Committee Inquiry to review how major development is dealt with in National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Please support our campaign with a donation

CPRE face a huge challenge to stop this thoughtless and unnecessary destruction. Please support our dedicated staff and volunteers today by making a donation. Your gift will give them the best possible chance of defending our beautiful landscapes and help ensure developers are driven towards previously developed brownfield land and that more affordable houses are built, but in the right places.

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