How can the National Trust support upland farmers?

Today our Director-General Helen Ghosh spoke at the Uplands Alliance event in the Lake District about supporting upland farmers.  Here’s Helen’s speech in full. Uplands Alliance – Looking Forward: Shaping the Future of the Northern English Uplands, Friday 13th January 2017, Penrith, Cumbria How can the National Trust support upland farmers? Thank you very much…

Joint statement about public consultation on Stonehenge/A303 tunnel scheme

Historic England, English Heritage and National Trust joint press statement about the start of the public consultation on the Stonehenge/A303 tunnel scheme Historic England, English Heritage and the National Trust welcome Highways England’s public consultation on initial options to improve the A303 between Amesbury and Berwick Down, and the inclusion of a tunnel scheme of…

Nature’s restoration is an agenda for all

The Oxford Real Farming Conference takes place today and tomorrow (January 4th and 5th). Our Rural Enterprise Director Patrick Begg has been speaking at the session on rewilding and farming and sets out his thoughts on the debate below. Let’s start with some heresy: I’m sad about this but rewilding has become a loaded term…

Future of the natural environment after the EU referendum – today’s EAC report

Today’s Environmental Audit Committee’s report on the future of the natural environment after the European Union referendum is a welcome addition to the debate on post-Brexit land policy. The House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee today released its report following its inquiry into the future of the natural environment after the EU referendum. Our Rural…

A Greener UK

Today sees the launch of Greener UK, a new coalition of 13 organisations who’ve come together to make sure that the environment doesn’t get forgotten about as the UK sets out on a new course towards leaving the EU. Membership of the EU has had an impact on the UK’s environment. EU directives have pushed…

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…