Our views

Our work can be affected by wider national and even global issues. Here's what we think about them

Sutton Hoo landscape and blue sky
Sutton Hoo landscape and blue sky

Greener UK - playing our part for the environment 

As the UK considers its post-Brexit policy we’ve joined a coalition of organisations urging the Government to protect and enhance the natural environment during the upcoming negotiations.

Trees reflected in the lake at Stourhead, Wiltshire, in May.

A positive future for green farming 

Find out about how we're developing a new model for supporting green land management.

 Farmer planting vegetable seedlings at Failand

Our views on food and farming 

We love sustainably produced, local and seasonal food because it's better for the special places we look after, better for the environment and tastes better too. Read about our views on food and farming.

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Puffins on the Farne Islands, Northumberland

Our views on nature and wildlife 

As the UK’s biggest land owner, we strive to maintain our land as an environment that supports a rich diversity of life. Read our positions on nature, our work on reconnecting children with nature, and conservation stories from our places.

Sunset view over countryside surrounding a National Trust site in June

Our views on planning and infrastructure 

One of our founding beliefs is that places matter to people. Land-use planning is a key tool to help us look after special places. Read about our views on the planning system, transport infrastructure, and protecting our nation’s beautiful landscapes.

Pwlldu Bay, Gower Peninsula, Swansea, Wales

Our views on coast, marine and water 

Water is essential to our role in caring for and promoting the importance of nature and heritage. Working with nature is really important to how we protect and look after 775 miles of coastline and manage water on our land.

The Biomass boiler at Gibson Mill, Hardcastle Crags, West Yorkshire

Our views on energy and climate change 

We’re going greener. Find out about how we’re meeting our pledge to reduce our use of fossil fuels by 50 per cent by 2020, and our views on how climate change is affecting our places.

View of Coleshill Park

Our views on local heritage and green spaces 

The places that matter most are often those closest to home where we spend our time living and working. Find out more about our work in local places special to you, such as celebrating regional heritage through Heritage Open Days.

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Reflections and stories from the External Affairs team on our role in the wider world.

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