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Mosaic Community Champion wins UK Volunteer of the Year

Mosaic Community Champion and Peak District volunteer Dr. Chamu Kuppuswamy has been selected as the winner of the Individual category of the UK National Parks Volunteer Awards. 

Biodiversity offsetting should not be allowed in National Parks

We’ve recently objected to Government proposals to allow developers to create new habitats elsewhere to compensate for loss of wildlife.

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.

Mosaic Community Champions enjoy a change of scenery in Snowdonia

Slate, sheep and the stunning scenery of Snowdonia provided an inspirational backdrop for volunteers from Newport, Cardiff, Wrexham, Bangor, Barry and Swansea on the latest stage of their discovery of National Parks in Wales.

 

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. 

Local businesses and young urban volunteers help people discover their adventurous side in Northumberland

Hundreds of people discovered their adventurous side at the National Park’s Walltown picnic site near Greenhead  on Hadrian’s Wall last weekend as National Parks Week celebrations got under way. 

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. 
 

Mosaic youth project launched on Exmoor

The recent Haddon Hill Big Adventure Day on Exmoor proved the perfect place to launch the Campaign for National Parks (CNP) Mosaic Youth Project. 

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