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CPRE Lancashire has responded to extra documents submitted to the Planning Inspectorate by Peel Holdings, regarding Peel's application for housing and a golf course at Hulton Park.  The Secretary of State, after calls by CPRE Lancashire and others, viewed the proposal as a significant matter for a ‘call-in’ for his own determination. 

CPRE Cheshire and Lancashire are united with local residents' groups in battling plans by St Helens Council for a road linking vast swathes of countryside and the former Parkside Colliery site. 

'Commercial confidentiality' is preventing adequate regulation of Cuadrilla’s exploration for shale gas at its Preston New Road site.

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.  

CPRE’s response to the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework is still being finalised, but we broadly welcome a number of improvements in this version, such as the concentration of new development in city and town centres, the brownfield preference, a focus on and investment in integrated transport hubs, the creation of new Green Belt land and proposals to reduce the Green Belt loss originally proposed by half. Other important ambitions include proposals for a zero carbon by 2038 target, a linked policy of no shale gas exploration, and calls for air quality improvements.

CPRE Lancashire is delighted to learn that the Secretary of State has concluded that there are no material considerations which indicate that the proposal by Cuadrilla should be determined other than in accordance with the development plan. It was therefore concluded that the appeal should be dismissed, and planning permission refused.

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 11:27

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.

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 11:27

Have your say on St Helens Local Plan

St. Helens Borough Local Plan 2020-2035 Submission Draft (“the Local Plan”) and supporting documents were published under Regulation 19 of the above-mentioned Regulations on 17 January 2019. This article outlines how to have your say on the consultation.

CPRE Lancashire is looking forward to seeing the ‘radical rewrite’ of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework if approved at the Combined Authority meeting on Friday 11th January 2019, based on the announcement by Andy Burnham, Greater Manchester Mayor.

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