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,…

Are developers dodging Local Plans? New NT research

Over the weekend the National Trust launched new research on how the planning system is working in England. Positive Planning – the NPPF and plan-led development’ finds that flaws in the Government’s planning rules are allowing developers to build housing in inappropriate locations, side-stepping sites allocated in Local Plans. This is how it was reported…