Environment

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.

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.