Call for more resources for protected landscapes in Sussex
The government is seeking views on its response to the Landscapes Review, in particular on potential legislative changes it is planning.
CPRE Sussex has responded to the government’s consultation, highlighting that:
– the pandemic has overwhelmingly emphasised the value of and our need for Protected Landscapes, and for their importance for our health and well-being and the timeliness of the Glover Report on Protected Landscapes
– it is quite clear, particularly so far as AONBs are concerned, that these landscapes cannot properly face the challenge for the future with the framework and resources they have at the moment
– change for improvement must happen, and in light of the climate emergency challenge, it must happen as soon as reasonably possible.
The Government seem to place reliance, or perhaps hope, there will be currently untapped sources of private money, champing at the bit to be spent in improving the countryside. We remain highly sceptical. The financial gap is there now and needs to be plugged by Government, and not by hoping that some private fairy will wave a magic wand and money trees will suddenly burst forth in all Protected Landscapes.
You can respond to the consultation by 9 April: