Campaigns and policy

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

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.

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.

Threat to affordable housing in National Parks

We’ve recently argued that National Parks should be exempt from Government proposals which could significantly reduce the number of new affordable homes provided in rural areas.

Next steps on road studies

Over the past few weeks, further information has been published about government studies which could lead to major new road proposals in National Parks.

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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