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Major campaign success as planning changes give more power to communities

Building site: Cambridge UK by Prisoner 5413 is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.

"Building site: Cambridge UK" by Prisoner 5413 is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.

The government has set out new measures in the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill which gives communities more say on…

It’s official: the government is U-turning on planning system changes

In a seismic success for CPRE, the countryside charity and planning campaigners across the country, it’s now confirmed: the voices of local people will remain central to the planning system.

We’ve campaigned about the damaging proposals that the government had put forward to change the planning system since they were announced, warning that the changes would cut out the voices of local people…

Proposed incinerator at Waterbeach goes to appeal

The fight continues over a possible 80-metre high chimney stack at a fen-edge village and its effect on the local community, environment, heritage assets and landscape.