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CPRE Lancashire calls on local and mayoral election candidates to stand up for our local countryside and green spaces

CPRE Lancashire calls on local and mayoral election candidates to stand up for our local countryside and green spaces

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has launched a manifesto calling on local and mayoral election candidates of all parties to support the rights of all people to enjoy our countryside and green spaces, promoting a healthier economy and a happier community.

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St Helens Local Plan: CPRE's response

St Helens Local Plan: CPRE's response

CPRE Lancashire hopes that the St Helens Local Plan will progress towards adoption without delay, as in our experience, greenfield land in the countryside, particularly Green Belt, is more vulnerable to development without the protection of an up to date, and adopted local plan, steering development to the most sustainable locations. However, we do have a number of comments, and encourage our members to read CPRE’s response to inform their own if not already submitted.

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Portside North Fracking Inquiry

Portside North Fracking Inquiry

Jackie Copley, Planning Manager for CPRE Lancashire was commissioned by Frack Free Ellesmere Port and Upton, the Rule 6 Party, to represent opposition to a shale exploration application.  The proposal site is situated on Portside North in Ellesmere Port.  Although an urban location, it was considered as a matter in-directly relevant to CPRE in that should the use was allowed, the employment use would be displaced elsewhere and probably require greenfields in countryside to be allocated instead. 

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CPRE's response to the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework

CPRE's response to the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework

The Campaign to Protect Rural England North West Regional Group, CPRE Lancashire, CPRE Cheshire and Friends of the Peak District (herein after referred to as CPRE) responded to the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework Revised Draft, January 2019.  

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