Campaigns and policy

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.

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.

 

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.

Public Inquiry needed to determine controversial North York Moors potash mine plan

The Campaign for National Parks has called for a public inquiry to examine plans to develop the world's largest potash mine in the North York Moors.

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

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.

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.

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