National Landscapes – what to expect for the future of National Parks and AONBs

Over the weekend the keenly anticipated Landscapes Review was published, led by Julian Glover. Here Public Policy Officer, Karina Russell, reflects upon its findings and recommendations. Back in May last year, Michael Gove commissioned Julian Glover to review England’s National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs). It’s now been published and aims to…

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…

National Trust supports a long HS2 tunnel to protect the Chilterns AONB

Today the National Trust presented to the House of Commons High Speed Two Select Committee, their support for a fully bored Chilterns Tunnel in order to protect the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Over the course of two weeks numerous parties are petitioning the Select Committee regarding the Chiltern tunnel case.  Representations have already…