Tag Archives: Natural England

The coast is our birthright

In 1936, my predecessor at the Open Spaces Society, Laurence Chubb, called for the protection of the coast and our access to it:  We have called attention more than once to the danger which confronts the people of this island of … Continue reading

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What about Natural England?

Michael Gove has announced that he will set up a new environmental body post Brexit, but he already has one. Continue reading

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Natural England must champion paths

Natural England is becoming a government mouthpiece. It must champion public paths and access. Continue reading

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What route for the Hamble estuary coast path?

Campaigners argue for the best route for the England Coast Path on the Hamble estuary in Hampshire Continue reading

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How independent?

How independent is Natural England? Defra has cut its vital survey yet NE has apparently said nothing. Continue reading

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Let’s have data not dogma

The government threatens to cut a vital survey of people’s engagement with the outdoors, with loss of important data. Continue reading

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Coastal access inside out

Coastal access in England was given a welcome injection of cash, following an announcement last December by the then Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.  Natural England (NE), which is responsible for mapping the coastal path and adjoining access land and for producing … Continue reading

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