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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.

Mosaic project officer Paddy put in charge of the Northumberland National Park Youth Cabinet

Our Mosaic project officer Paddy, has recently been put in charge of developing the Northumberland National Park Youth Cabinet, comprised of Mosaic champions as well as other young people from all over Northumberland.

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. 

MPs speak up in support of National Parks

Last month we encouraged you, as National Park lovers and enthusiasts, to email your MP asking them to speak up for National Parks in a parliamentary debate on the economic value of outdoor recreation.

News from around the Parks: 2015 Autumn Edition

The Autumn 2015 edition of News from around the Parks is now available to download

Three of our Mosaic Young Champions have been shortlisted for the 2015 UK National Parks Volunteer Awards

We're absolutely delighted that three of our Mosaic Young Champions have been shortlisted for the UK National Park Volunteer Awards in the Young Individual Category.

No legal challenge to York Potash but greater protection needed against major development in our National Parks

The Campaign for National Parks has confirmed today (5 Nov) that it will not mount a legal challenge against North York Moors National Park Authority's decision to approve the York Potash minehead and mineral transport system.

Final report of Review of designated landscapes in Wales published

The final report of the Independent Panel on the Review of Designated Landscapes in Wales has been published today (29 October 2015).

Ask your MP to speak up for National Parks this week

There is an important opportunity for MPs to tell the Government about the value of National Parks and to highlight why their funding should be protected in the upcoming spending review.

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