Sparring in the countryside

 
Published: Sunday 07 June 2015

Sparring in the countryside

The Council for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE) has launched a ca paign in Durham, UK, against t1h Durham county council's plans t develop a number of the city's greel areas to attract new business an industry. The would-be clevelopel claim they have included a green be in their plans. Conservationists, ever, are against the "imminent threat to a unique, enchanting and harmonious mixture of town and countryside" and dismiss the green belt as a jigsaw with all the crucial pieces missing". Late last month, all the 80,000 households in Durham received a leaflet from the CPRE informing them about the county council's plans and asking for their support in preserving the city's heritage.

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