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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.

We hope that enough needed jobs and houses are planned and built. But frankly, when we read the Council’s Preferred Option document that proposes a brand new local plan up to 2050, for more than 15,000 homes and 190 hectares of employment land to be developed primarily on prime farmland in the Green Belt, we were aghast. 

The Branch was delighted to respond to the County Council’s consultation on a revised draft of the Lancashire Minerals and Waste Local Plan (DMWLP). We hope that our comments help Lancashire County Council to progress a Joint Lancashire Minerals and Waste Local Plan that will best protect and enhance rural Lancashire as new development is planned.

Thursday, 29 November 2018 11:44

2018 Christmas Appeal

A huge thank you to all of our members who have so far responded to our 2018 Christmas Appeal! It has been both heartening and interesting to read the comments of those who have donated to the appeal and we thought we would share with you the motivation behind some CPRE members’ decision to give extra financial support to the charity.

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