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Government Go Ahead for New Cormorant and Goosander Management Plan

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Congratulations to the Angling Trust which has sent us the following press release: The Angling Trust has concluded negotiations with the Government on the implementation of new measures, announced last year, to improve the protection of vulnerable fish stocks from predation by cormorants and goosanders. The Trust has been campaigning for more than three years…

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HS2 must demonstrate clear and outstanding benefits or should be scrapped

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The Countryside Alliance welcomes the Environmental Audit Committee’s recommendations in its report published today (7 April) and agrees that “everything possible is done to minimise damage to ancient woodlands and SSSIs by the HS2 high-speed rail line and that where loss is genuinely unavoidable, that compensation is applied to the fullest extent possible”.  However, we…

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HS2 Bill in Parliament – our view

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Ahead of the of the second reading of the HS2 Hybrid Bill today (28 April 2014) the Countryside Alliance still believes that the business and environmental cases for HS2 have not adequately been made and we therefore continue to oppose the project on behalf of our members.  Countryside Alliance head of policy, Sarah Lee, said:…

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Septic Tank Consultation

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This consultation is now closed!!!! The original article reads: Defra have launched a consultation on proposals to simplify the control of small domestic sewage discharges from septic tanks and small sewage treatment plants and to enable a more risk-based approach to permitting such discharges in England. The proposals would remove administrative burdens on over 400,000…

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Taking rural issues to candidates in the EU

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The Countryside Alliance has written to the 500+ British candidates ahead of the 22nd May European Elections, asking them to champion four key rural issues. The Alliance’s EU Manifesto identifies the four issues that we are most concerned about – animal welfare and management; firearms and shooting; digital communications, including mobile and fixed broadband and…

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