The County Durham PlanImportant Public Examination details more…..
A MANIFESTO FOR THE ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE: LOCAL POLITICIAN’S VIEWS
In the run up to the General Election this month, the Campaign for
Rural England published its own manifesto outlining a positive future for
the countryside and underlining the need to protect and preserve it.
We sent it to all prospective Parliamentary candidates in the North East, so they would be aware of the green issues facing them and our own recommendations and solutions for a sustainable future.. Two of the candidates were good enough to respond, both of them Liberal Democrats.
We print their opinions and thank them for their response: …………. more
Meetings – CPRE
CPRE North East meetings are held on Tuesdays
CPRE Durham meetings are held 1st Mon of the month
CPRE Darlington are held on 3rd Tues of the month
See latest list here…..
CPRE has published it’s new guide “Local Food: your pocket guide”
……Why we need a strategic approach to land:
CPRE’s new pamphlet argues the case for a national approach to land use.
Chair, CPRE North East Regional Group
We are seeking a high calibre candidate with outstanding team working and management skills who is able to support and motivate CPRE’s branches in the region. If think you have attributes to spearhead this regional group please do apply. More…..
Green Belt Petition
An online petition has been set up calling for action to save all of England's Green Belts.
Housing White Paper
The Government’s long awaited White paper has now been published.
“Thanks for your letter. I apologise for
my late response but I am happy to
endorse and support your manifesto.
“The British countryside needs continued support, especially after the challenges of Brexit. It is very positive that you are also supporting sustainable transport measures and sustainability in general.”
Lib Dem Candidate, Sedgefield
“Whilst I can agree with much in the national
and regional manifesto to support, such as
the need for urban regeneration, support for agriculture, and retention of environmental protection legislation, and I agree with the brownfield first housing policy suggestion, I am not persuaded that appropriate and sustainable greenfield development should be excluded completely.
“I am supportive of "garden village" type development where it can be demonstrated that this is of exemplary standards of design and sustainability.
As you will be aware, there has been much "generic" housing development in recent years in North Tyneside, to the extent that there is little remaining open and agricultural land in the constituency.
“Even given this trend, there is still a need for further housing development land. If we are to prevent urban sprawl and conglomeration, appropriate and carefully considered greenfield development (of aforementioned high standards) may need to be considered if we are to meet housing need sustainably.
“On this point, I must differ from CPRE given my professional experience of sustainable development and planning including working for companies such as Beyond Green on sustainable developments in this region and nationwide.”
Lib Dem Candidate, North Tyneside
“I can advise that I see the countryside as
As the former MP with a large rural area within our constituency, if re-
I would be delighted to meet to discuss should I be re-
Labour Candidate for Wansbeck