Planning at a national level
Across England, Wales and Northern Ireland we look after a quarter of a million hectares of land, 775 miles of coastline, and thousands of archaeological monuments and historic buildings, large and small. Every year many millions of people enjoy the special places in our care.
- In November 2016 a joint report commissioned with Campaign for National Parks and Campaign To Protect Rural England and researched by Sheffield Hallam University, revealed that short term economic priorities are overriding long-established protections and allowing inappropriate development in England's National Parks.
- In October 2015 we launched a report on which showed that protective policies for England’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty aren’t being applied consistently on the ground.
- In December 2014, we published research suggesting that the Government’s plan-led system is too open to challenge from developers, exposing councils with a Local Plan to speculative proposals.
- In June 2014, we gave evidence to a House of Commons Committee on the performance of the NPPF.
- In December 2013, we released evidence showing councils were under increased pressure to release Green Belt land for development.
- In March 2013, we published research showing that 60 per cent of councils felt the NPPF had not had a positive impact on their ability to deliver a local plan that reflects local needs and priorities.