Campaigning News

Thirlmere and High Rigg by Andrew Locking

Zip wire application withdrawn

An application for zip wires across the Thirlmere valley in the Lake District National Park has been withdrawn.

Join us to oppose zip wire proposals

Caroline Quentin, Campaign for National Parks, Friends of the Lake District and others are concerned about threats to the tranquillity and beauty of Thirlmere in the Lake District.

Mining development in the North York Moors

Mining company refuses to take National Parks seriously

Campaign for National Parks is very concerned about proposed amendments to the planning application for the potash mine in the North York Moors National Park.

Campaign for National Parks raises significant concerns about proposals for the Welsh National Parks

Campaign for National Parks has responded to Welsh Government proposals which could have significant implications for National Parks.

Improving existing roads must be prioritised over new roads says Campaign for National Parks

Campaign for National Parks has worked with 16 partners, led by the Campaign for Better Transport to urge the Government to make improving existing roads a priority over building new ones.

Planning changes will do nothing to address housing needs in National Parks

We respond to a recent Government consultation on national planning policy, concluding it will lead to inappropriate housing in National Parks.

How easy is it for you to get to, from and around National Parks by bus?

Soon the Government is due to publish the Buses Bill which will give certain local authorities more options for planning bus services in their area. Ahead of this, we want to know, how do buses (or the lack of them) impact on you travelling to, from and around National Parks?

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.

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