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Press release: The wrong homes in the wrong places

New paper shows Government focus on meeting market demand is failing to provide homes people need.

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Press release: Smaller farms heading towards a cliff edge

Campaigners call for farming funding that will stem loss of smaller farms and the diversity they provide.

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More Green Belt being lost without tackling housing crisis

425,000 houses now planned for Green Belt, of which more than 70% are unaffordable.

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Press release: Case for tripling roads budget based on wishful thinking, say campaigners

Landmark research shows scant evidence that road schemes produce economic benefits, but that they increase traffic dramatically and damage the countryside.

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Press release: Once the Green Belt has gone, it’s gone forever

CPRE’s response to the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework.

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Press release: Greater Manchester housing figures ought to be 30,000 lower and Green Belt could be easily saved argue countryside campaigners

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) says that the housing figures in the Draft Greater Manchester Strategic Framework should be at least 30,000 lower than are being planned after employing an independent expert demographer to check the figures of Greater Manchester Combined Authority.

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Press release: The Campaign to Protect Rural England is dismayed to learn that St Helens Council’s Planning Committee approved the Florida Farm development in protected Green Belt

Jackie Copley, Planning Manager said: “It appears there is no stopping motorway based big shed developments, irrespective of Green Belt protection, local objection, generation of unsustainable traffic patterns and harm to the environment. The cumulative impacts of similar developments in Wigan, St Helens, Chorley and Knowsley do not seem to have been fully considered. ”

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Press release: CPRE to challenge the scale of growth planned for Greater Manchester and associated Green Belt loss

The Campaign to Protect Rural England have calculated that the level of growth proposed in the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework represents the equivalent of another City of Manchester being built in the next 20 years.

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Press release: Countryside campaigners alarmed at the scale of Greater Manchester Green Belt loss

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) is alarmed by plans by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority to reduce Green Belt by 4,900 hectares (more than 12,000 acres) and deeply concerned by the overall growth levels proposed by the authority in the draft documents.

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