What does an environment watchdog need to deliver?

In this blog, Patrick Begg, our Outdoors and Natural Resources Director, considers what an environment watchdog needs to look like to satisfy the cynics and really deliver for our natural environment. Politicians are prone to hyperbole. This is hardly a revelation and will capture exactly zero headlines.  Statements like ‘world leading’, ‘better than we’ve ever…

National Trust response to the Prime Minister’s speech on planning

Today the Prime Minister outlined the Government’s plans to tackle the housing crisis, and launched consultations on proposed changes to the planning system. In response, Richard Hebditch, Government Affairs Director, said: “The Prime Minister’s speech shows that the Government recognise what people really want from a planning system – a measured process that delivers more…