Campaigning News

Deep disappointment as Government declines to call in world's largest potash mine

The Government has indicated today that it will not call in the York Potash polyhalite mine application in the North York Moors.




Draconian Government cuts threaten the fabric of our English National Parks

Cuts of up to 40% in real terms to National Park Authority Government funding in England have led to more than 225 job losses over the past five years and huge impacts on the services they are able to provide.

Media Statement on the result of the North York Moors National Park Authority Special Planning Meeting to discuss York Potash application

Following the North York Moors National Park Authority decision today to approve the York Potash application, Ruth Bradshaw, Policy and Research Manager at the Campaign for National Parks said:

"Say No" to world's largest potash mine - 29 environment and amenity groups urge members of the North York Moors National Park Authority

Twenty nine environment and amenity organisations have today (24 June) joined forces to send a letter to North York Moors National Park Authority members urging them to reject proposals for the world's largest potash mine next week.

Media statement in response to publication of North York Moors National Park Authority's officers' report on York Potash application

The Campaign for National Parks is disappointed with the confirmation today that officers of the North York Moors National Park (NYMNPA) have failed to recommend that a planning application for the world's largest potash mine be refused.

Former Peak District National Park Authority chief executive warns that further cuts to National Park Authority funding could be disastrous

Further cuts to the Government grant to National Parks could have devastating consequences, according to former Peak District National Park Authority chief executive Jim Dixon.

Party Manifestos: Welcome recognition of National Parks but more details required

Commitments in party manifestos to protect National Parks as well as providing more public transport into our treasured landcapes have been welcomed by the Campaign for National Parks.

Campaign for National Parks new Chief Executive pledges to stop cuts from damaging our treasured protected landscapes

National Park Authorities in England should be given greater long-term financial security to enable them to conserve and enhance our most precious landscapes, according to our new Chief Executive Fiona Howie.

Stop the Cuts to National Park Authority budgets: Putting pressure on our prospective MPs in run-up to the election

We've been challenging MPs and peers since last September - through our Manifesto - to ensure that National Parks remain beautiful and inspirational places that makes a significant contribution to our economy.

Ten Impacts of the Government cuts on National Parks

We look at ten areas where the budget cuts are having impacts on our National Parks