planning

Skye islanders object to two new salmon farms

Alexandra Heal
Ellie O'Donnell
| 29th March 2018
Campaigners are rallying against two proposed new salmon farms as a Scottish parliamentary report concludes the industry as it stands could cause “irrecoverable damage” to marine ecosystems. ALEXANDRA HEAL and ELLIE O'DONNELL visit the Isle of Skye to investigate

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Nightingale, Minsmere RSPB, Suffolk (c) Ian Curran.

Eleventh hour reprieve for one of the last bastions of nightingales

Brendan Montague
| 7th September 2017
A planning application to build thousands of new houses on Lodge Hill, one of the last strongholds for nightingales in the UK, has been withdrawn. More than 12,000 people objected to the application to build on the Site of Special Scientific Interest, leading to a Public Inquiry being scheduled for March 2018. BRENDAN MONTAGUE reports

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Much, much more of this to come? Anti-fracking campaigners at Cuadrilla drilling site at Balcombe, West Sussex. Photo: Sheila via Flickr (CC BY-NC).

Cuadrilla fracking decision: shale industry's battle is beginning, not ending

Michael Bradshaw
| 7th October 2016
Sajid Javid's decision to allow shale gas wells to go ahead in Lancashire marks a new phase in the industry's development, writes Michael Bradshaw. But it will also trigger a new phase of organisation, protest and resistance among impacted communities. Cuadrilla, IGas and other companies may just find the 'social licence' they thought they didn't need is essential, after all.

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Protecting our countryside

Andrew Motion
| 13th November 2013
Britain's countryside must be protected from a host of threats, says Andrew Motion, Poet Laureate and President of the Campaign to Protect Rural England. Lose our countryside and we all lose a piece of our soul.

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Sweeping emissions under the carpet

Peter Lockley
| 9th August 2007
International aviation is the UK’s fastest-growing source of carbon emissions, and yet the government isn't even accounting for them. Peter Lockley explains why we urgently need to call a halt to airport expansion

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New campaign highlights planning madness

10th July 2007
When do Friends of the Earth and the Campaign to Protect Rural England want to build an incinerator? When they’re part of a new protest coalition called ‘Planning Disaster’ which yesterday filed a planning application to build an incinerator on the site of St Paul’s Cathedral in central London.

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