National Trust Response to Lyons Housing Review

We welcome that Sir Michael Lyons’ review does not propose a further shake up of national planning policies, and recognises that many of the problems with undersupply of housing lie with the market rather than failures of the planning system.   We agree that the nation needs more homes, and will look carefully at proposals…

Government changes trespass laws to make fracking easier

The National Trust opposes fracking on our land, but new laws may mean we are powerless to stop companies wanting to frack under our special places. What’s the problem? The Government has just added new clauses to the Infrastructure Bill to allow oil and gas developers the right to underground drilling access, without needing the…

Tyntesfield Left Me Feeling Greener

    By Chloe Gilbert Like many of us, I could be doing more to save energy and be greener. So this weekend I went along to the #NTGreenLiving event at Tyntesfield to see what staff and volunteers are doing to be more environmentally friendly.  What are the #NTGreenLiving Events? Over the past fortnight, thousands of…

National Trust response to HS2 Community and Environment Fund and Business and Local Economy Fund announcement

We cautiously welcome the HS2 Community and Environment Fund and the Business and Local Economy Fund announced by the Department for Transport today. A sum of £30 million is to be made available for residents and local communities between London and Birmingham to “invest in project projects such as the refurbishment of local community centres,…