The government has failed to deliver a pledge to reduce planning barriers, say rural business leaders.
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.
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.
COUNCILS are calling for new powers to combat lorry drivers who cause chaos in rural communities.
Rural tourism will benefit from the opening up of the longest stretch of England's coastline, says the government.
THE government faces a call for urgent action following a 50,000 increase in fly-tipping incidents.
SIX villages and market towns have been shortlisted in a competition to find Britain's best High Streets.
THE government has reiterated its pledge to combat the scourge of illegal rubbish dumping in the countryside.