Parks in peril?

Originally posted on National Trust Press Office:
Harry Bowell, Regional Director for the National Trust, writes about the National Trust’s new partnership with Sheffield City Council to explore new ways of financially supporting the city’s public parks and green spaces. Funded by Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), Big Lottery Fund and Nesta through their Rethinking Parks programme,…

HS2 will start construction in 4 years

Government response to Environmental Audit Committee ‘HS2 and the Environment’ report

The Environment Audit Committee (EAC) today published the Government response to its recommendations for HS2. The National Trust is disappointed to see most of the recommendations have been rejected. (read full document here) No ‘net gain’ for biodiversity The EAC had recommended that HS2 Ltd needed to be more ambitious than its policy to ensure…

Europe's largest electricity generating waterwheel

From a Waterfall to a Cup of Tea, thanks to Britain’s Largest Electricity Generating Waterwheel

How do you power a tea room using a waterfall? Here at the National Trust we’ve found the solution, and it combines historic technology with twenty-first century innovation. At Aberdulais Tin Works and Waterfall in Wales, Europe’s largest electricity generating waterwheel is producing enough clean, green energy to power the whole site. Caught on camera…

Kent Downs

Is the Government’s Planning Framework delivering on the PM’s promises to the Trust?

In this series of blog posts Ellie Dewdney will be keeping you up to date with current issues that could affect Britain’s most special places and what the National Trust are doing to preserve these national treasures. For those of you out there who haven’t come across it the National Planning Policy Framework (or the…