Environment

Wednesday, 09 November 2016 09:48

National Park beats tourism target

RURAL tourism is thriving in north-east England, reveals a new report commissioned by Northumberland National Park Authority.

Thursday, 20 October 2016 13:53

New action plan to tackle fly-tipping

THE rising cost of clearing up fly-tipped rubbish is putting pressure on local authorities struggling with funding problems.

Thursday, 06 October 2016 07:28

Cities can ease pressure on countryside

MORE attractive towns and cities would ease development pressure on the countryside, say rural campaigners.

Monday, 26 September 2016 04:20

Zero tolerance approach to fly-tipping

A zero approach to fly-tipping has been announced by rural organisations and public bodies in Hampshire.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 20:50

Ministers 'failing' on planning reforms

The government has failed to deliver a pledge to reduce planning barriers, say rural business leaders.

Wednesday, 03 August 2016 10:52

Tourism benefits as parks extended

DEFRA says rural communities will benefit after the boundaries are extended of two national parks.

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.