National Trust launches new 10 year strategy

The National Trust is today launching a new 10 year strategy. Called “Playing our Part”, the strategy was born from work we have been doing to identify today’s most pressing challenges to our mission to “promote the preservation of places of historic interest and natural beauty…for the benefit of the nation”. All through our history,…

New Private Rental Sector Regulations and Older Buildings

The National Trust welcomes the announcement of the Private Rental Sector regulations and congratulates the government on the responsible approach it has taken to achieving energy efficiency in the large proportion of traditional buildings within this sector. As Europe’s largest Conservation charity and a landlord that holds most of its property inalienably, the National Trust…

Is beautiful useful?

A partnership coordinated by ResPublica involving the National Trust, the Woodland Trust, Campaign to Protect Rural England and Civic Voice, is taking forward a unique programme of activity on beauty and its contribution to social prosperity.  Beauty plays a central role in enabling people and communities to flourish. Beautiful places improve local public health and wellbeing,…

Response to Maria Eagle speech on Labour plans for the environment

Responding to a speech by Shadow Environment Secretary Maria Eagle MP at RSPB’s Headquarters today, Richard Hebditch, External Affairs Director at the National Trust, said: “This is an important and much needed intervention by Shadow Environment Minister Maria Eagle setting out what she would want a Labour government to achieve on the natural environment; especially…