Campaigns and policy

Fracking remains a serious threat to National Parks in England

Campaign for National Parks wants the Westminster Government to reflect on the strides forward made by the Scottish Government to ensure fracking will not threaten the future of 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.

Questions raised over whether Potash mine will go ahead

Announcement shows that the total cost of the Potash mine has increased significantly and there is a still a lot of work to do to raise the necessary finance.

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!

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.

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. 

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.

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