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Beauty Betrayed – How reckless housing development threatens England’s AONBs

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New research has been carried out by a group of independent consultants commissioned by CPRE to investigate the impact of major housing development on England’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty since the introduction of the National Planning Policy Framework in 2012. Using data from planning consultants Glenigan on applications for developments of ten or more houses within and near to AONBs, the findings show that such schemes pose a significant threat to the beauty and character of our finest landscapes.


Beauty betrayed is CPRE’s summary of the full research report prepared by David Dixon, Neil Sinden and Tim Crabtree, An Independent Review of Housing In England’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty 2012-2017, which can also be downloaded from the link below.

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