Campaign to Protect Rural England Standing up for your countryside

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Our charter is asking for better protection for the countryside, a fair say for local communities in planning for the places where they live and work, and more housing – but of good quality and in the right places.

Over the past two years we’ve been running our campaign to save the countryside and asking people to sign our Charter.

Two years ago the Government reformed the planning system in England with the introduction of a National Planning Policy Framework. We are concerned that the reforms place too much weight on economic growth and too little to environmental and social needs.

We've launched a charter to save our countryside to give a fair say to local people on planning where they live.

Neighbourhood Development Plans help communities secure the protection and enhancement of their local environment while providing housing, business, transport and energy development where they feel it is needed.

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