Campaigning News

Last chance to email the Government about fracking under National Parks

Email Amber Rudd Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change now, before the final consultation by the Government asking her to stand up and protect National Parks from fracking!

Dovedale in The Peak District by Tom Mackie

MPs vote to allow fracking under National Parks

We are very disappointed that the Government have voted to allow fracking below the surface of National Parks, AONBs and other protected areas. 

Response to the Government’s consultation on restrictions for fracking

We respond to the Government's consultation on 'Surface Development Restrictions for Hydraulic Fracturing' calling on the Government to provide greater certainty about where fracking is clearly not allowed and thus recognise the significant environmental, economic and societal benefits of National Parks.

National Parks Funding Protected in the Spending Review

We’re absolutely delighted that today [25th Nov] in the spending review Chancellor George Osborne has protected over £350 million funding for English National Parks, AONBs and forests. 

No legal challenge to York Potash but greater protection needed against major development in our National Parks

The Campaign for National Parks has confirmed today (5 Nov) that it will not mount a legal challenge against North York Moors National Park Authority's decision to approve the York Potash minehead and mineral transport system.

Ask your MP to speak up for National Parks this week

There is an important opportunity for MPs to tell the Government about the value of National Parks and to highlight why their funding should be protected in the upcoming spending review.

Delight at Defra announcement that Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Park extensions have been given the green light

The Campaign for National Parks is delighted with today’s announcement from the Environment Secretary Liz Truss confirming the extensions to the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks.

Our response to North York Moors National Park Authority's formal decision notice for the York Potash planning application

The issuing of the formal decision notice for the York Potash planning application today (19 October) is another key step for this project but it is still not the end of the story as far as we are concerned.

 

Lake District - Yorkshire Dales National Parks Extensions: Two year wait for an announcement and the delay continues

Campaigners battling to secure extensions to the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks have now been waiting for two years for the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to make a decision on the Planning Inspector's report.

York Potash - Views from our stakeholders on proposals for the world's largest potash mine

The National Trust and the Campaign to Protect Rural England have written about their perspectives on the current state of play on the York Potash mine.

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