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Planning changes will do nothing to address housing needs in National Parks

We respond to a recent Government consultation on national planning policy, concluding it will lead to inappropriate housing in National Parks.

How easy is it for you to get to, from and around National Parks by bus?

Soon the Government is due to publish the Buses Bill which will give certain local authorities more options for planning bus services in their area. Ahead of this, we want to know, how do buses (or the lack of them) impact on you travelling to, from and around National Parks?

Mosaic Young Champion Karl wins National Parks UK Young Volunteer of the Year 2015!

Huge congratulations to Mosaic Young Champion Karl Epps from the New Forest who has won Young Volunteer of the Year

Last chance to email the Government about fracking under National Parks

Email Amber Rudd Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change now, before the final consultation by the Government asking her to stand up and protect National Parks from fracking!

Dovedale in The Peak District by Tom Mackie

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. 

South Downs - Chanctonbury Ring looking East, February 2009 (Richard Reed)

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

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