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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'

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.

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.

News release: Letter to Planning Minister Nick Boles MP

Exclude National Parks from barn conversion proposals

Ten charities have sent an open letter to Planning Minister Nick Boles MP, urging him to exempt National Parks from proposals to allow redundant barns to be converted into housing without planning permission.

Proposals to make barn conversions easier will damage National Parks

Government proposals to make it easier to convert redundant agricultural buildings into homes could lead to the development of huge numbers of isolated dwellings in unsustainable locations and would not result in new homes for those who need them most.

The Long View needs to be clearer

Taking the Long View, the Welsh Government’s policy statement on protected landscapes, needs to be strengthened and made much clearer.

Another positive step for pylon free views

We’ve recently responded to National Grid’s consultation on a draft policy for prioritising the lines that will receive funding from the £500 million allowance now available for reducing the visual impact of pylons and transmission lines in protected landscapes. 

Concerns about Atlantic Array wind farm registered

After several years of planning and consultation, the application for the Atlantic Array wind farm was accepted for examination by the Planning Inspectorate in July 2013 and the formal examination will take place in the next few months. 

Press release: “Last minute postponement demonstrates weak case for potash mine”

The Campaign for National Parks has welcomed today’s announcement by the North York Moors National Park Authority (NYMNPA) that the decision on Europe’s largest potash mine will be deferred to allow essential environmental information to be submitted. 
 

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