PLANNING reforms will provide more rural housing without building on the countryside, says the government.
THE Open Spaces Society has urged local council clerks to be active in rescuing green spaces in their communities.
COUNTRYSIDE campaigners have welcomed news that motorists will be fined for throwing litter from vehicles.
BUILDERS could offset the environmental impact of their developments by paying farmers to create rural wildlife habitats.
PEOPLE living in market towns have the highest levels of life satisfaction, suggests new statistics.
COUNTRYSIDE campaigners are divided over proposals that would make it easier to convert agricultural buildings into houses.
NEW laws making it harder for thieves to dispose of stolen scrap metal have been welcomed by rural businesses.
CHANGES aimed at making it easier to build housing in rural towns and villages have met a mixed reaction.
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