Campaigning News

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

Fight against the Cuts - 38 Degrees Petition

National Parks face one of the largest challenges in their 65 year history as huge Government cuts threaten our most iconic landscapes.

 

The Peak District, Derwent edge (credit PDNPA)

Concerns about latest proposals to remove the need for planning permission

We've recently responsed to the Government's latest proposed changes to the planning system.

Autumn colours on Crummock Water (Michael Turner)

National Parks Manifesto: Parks need stronger protection and a fairer share of resources

"National Parks in the 21stCentury: A Manifesto for the next Westminster Government” argues that National Parks are essential to the nation’s health and well-being.

CNP Disappointed with New Forest National Park Bike Scheme Rejection

The Campaign for National Parks is disappointed that the New Forest National Park Authority has turned down plans for a cycle hire scheme that could have made a real difference.to people's travel choices.

New fracking guidance emphasises the protection for National Parks

The Government has recently clarified its approach to planning for unconventional oil and gas, including the process known as fracking.

Barns in the Yorkshire Dales

National Parks to be exempt from new barn conversion proposals

The Campaign for National Parks has welcomed today’s announcement that National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are to be exempt from proposals to allow barn conversions without planning permission by thanking the Planning Minister, Nick Boles, for listening to their concerns.

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