Our reaction to Government’s response to committee report on future flood prevention

Today the Government published their response to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee’s report on future flood prevention.  We gave written evidence to the committee’s inquiry last year, welcoming the committee’s report published in November.  In this blog, our Rural Enterprises Director, Patrick Begg, gives our reaction to the Government’s response. “Farming that helps…

Making a coastal path around the English coast a reality

In this blog, originally posted on the Natural England site, our Natural Environment Director, Simon Pryor, discusses coastal access and The England Coast Path. This blog was originally posted by Natural England on 19 January 2017   Simon Pryor, Natural Environment Director at the National Trust writes about working with Natural England to make our exciting…

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…

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…

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…