Government should renew its commitment to protecting England’s National Parks, says new report

Today we publish some new in-depth academic research and a set of policy recommendations on planning protections for National Parks, with our colleagues at the Campaign for National Parks, and CPRE. Last summer, the world’s largest potash mine (in terms of volume) was approved within the North York Moors National Park – despite seemingly strong…

COP22: My reflections, lessons learned and highlights from my first COP experience

In this blog the Fit For The Future Network Manager, Chloe Hampson, shares six personal reflections from this year’s Climate Change conference, where she joined the International National Trusts Organisation (INTO) to represent the Network. The United Nations 22nd Conference on Climate Change (COP22) officially closed on Friday. With negotiations completed more quickly than in…

National Trust reaction to HS2 Phase 2b route

Today the Government released more details on its preferred route for HS2 from Crewe to Manchester and the West Midlands to Leeds along with refinements that have been made to this section of route, known as Phase 2b, following the 2013 route consultation. Our HS2 project team has begun the process of assessing the detail…