Campaigning News

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.

Tell the Government to protect National Parks from fracking

Earlier this year, it looked as though National Parks would be safe from fracking when the Government promised to ban drilling for shale gas or oil in or under protected areas.

Campaign for National Parks welcomes latest developments to reduce the visual impact of overhead lines in National Parks

National Grid has today (Sept 15) announced that four locations in England and Wales are to be prioritised for detailed technical work as part of the latest stage of a £500m project to reduce the visual impact of electricity pylons in protected landscapes.

 

STOP THE CUTS: Campaign for National Parks and 38 Degrees join forces to set up ten English National Parks walks to highlight the effects of the Government cuts on National Park services

National Parks will welcome hundreds of people this weekend as part of a unique partnership between the Campaign for National Parks and pressure group 38 Degrees to highlight our Stop the Cuts campaign.

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