Environment

THREE local authorities have joined forces to protect the Devon coast and countryside.

HEAVY commercial vehicles are having a serious impact on rural communities, warns a council transport leader.

Thursday, 12 May 2016 08:00

New fly-tipping rules take effect

LOCAL authorities can now issue £400 fines as an alternative to prosecution for small-scale fly-tipping.

A NEW blueprint for the future of countryside access in East Sussex will be considered by councillors.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 00:00

'Quicker to build more brownfield homes'

Brownfield sites are being developed more than half a year faster than greenfield sites, according to research published by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE).

Saturday, 27 February 2016 21:38

Rural councils hit out at lorry drivers

COUNCILS are calling for new powers to combat lorry drivers who cause chaos in rural communities.

Sunday, 03 January 2016 23:04

Coastal path 'will boost rural tourism'

Rural tourism will benefit from the opening up of the longest stretch of England's coastline, says the government.

Monday, 26 October 2015 08:00

Warning follows rise in fly-tipping

THE government faces a call for urgent action following a 50,000 increase in fly-tipping incidents.

Sunday, 04 October 2015 20:26

Vote now for Britain's best high street

SIX villages and market towns have been shortlisted in a competition to find Britain's best High Streets.

Friday, 18 September 2015 09:32

Defra pledge to combat fly-tipping

THE government has reiterated its pledge to combat the scourge of illegal rubbish dumping in the countryside.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 07:31

Parks 'support rural communities'

England's national parks have produced a briefing note outlining how they support rural communities and economies.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015 22:20

National Parks 'worth £20bn to economy'

England's National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty contribute more than £20bn each year to the economy, says a report.