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Affordable housing rules change could rebound on rural communities, says Countryside Alliance

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The Government’s removal of the affordable housing obligation for developments of fewer than 10 properties is a very disappointing move, the Countryside Alliance has said. Housing Minister Brandon Lewis confirmed the move last Friday in the House of Commons, claiming it would provide a boost for small and medium house builders.  But the Countryside Alliance…

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Wales set for clamp down on puppy farming

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Alliance secures separate standards for hounds kept in packs in Wales and a fairer deal for working dogs. New Breeding of Dogs regulations (Wales) set 14 standards that breeders are expected to comply with which will overhaul the way they are expected to work. The new Breeding of Dogs regulations (Wales) received the approval of…

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Staghunters awarded full costs

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A District Judge in Yeovil yesterday awarded full costs to three members of the Devon and Somerset Staghounds (DSSH) who had charges brought against them based on allegations made by the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS). The Crown Prosecution Service dropped all charges against DSSH’s huntsman Donald Summersgill and joint-masters Rupert Andrews and David Greenwood…

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Countryside Alliance demands Yorkshire councillor’s resignation over distasteful Facebook comments

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The Countryside Alliance has today (12 December) written to Ryedale District Council demanding the immediate resignation of Cllr Tommy Woodward, over highly distasteful comments he made about the suicide of a Lancashire game dealer. Tim Bonner, director of campaigns for the Alliance, wrote to the Leader of the Liberal Group on Ryedale District Council, Cllr…

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