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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.


National Park and Broads Authority and AONB Application Window Opens

Twelve vacancies are currently available to join National Park Authorities in England with a further three posts open in two of our Areas of Oustanding Natural Beauty.

Lake District - Yorkshire Dales National Parks Extensions: Two year wait for an announcement and the delay continues

Campaigners battling to secure extensions to the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks have now been waiting for two years for the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to make a decision on the Planning Inspector's report.

Lake District National Park's Fell Futures project to revive traditional rural skills wins our annual Park Protector Award

A project to arrest the decline in traditional rural skills in the Lake District has won this year's prestigious Campaign for National Parks Park Protector Award, sponsored by the Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust.

Designated landscapes and natural resource management in Wales

Times are interesting for the designated landscapes of Wales as their purposes and governance have come under renewed scrutiny in recent months.


York Potash - Views from our stakeholders on proposals for the world's largest potash mine

The National Trust and the Campaign to Protect Rural England have written about their perspectives on the current state of play on the York Potash mine.

Update on our farming and land management working party

Threats and challenges to hill farming in our National Parks in England and Wales are being addressed by our farming and land management working party.

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.

Support for Friends of the Lake District's pylons concerns over pylon plans in the west of the National Park

The Campaign for National Parks is one of a number of organisations that are supporting the Friends of the Lake District's campaign against National Grid's proposals for a 24km long powerline in the west of the National park..

Campaign for National Parks welcomes latest developments to reduce the visual impact of overhead lines in National Parks

National Grid has today (Sept 15) announced that four locations in England and Wales are to be prioritised for detailed technical work as part of the latest stage of a £500m project to reduce the visual impact of electricity pylons in protected landscapes.