Council for the Preservation of Rural England


    AN indication of the nation‘s indebtedness to the Council for the Preservation of Rural England may be obtained from a perusal of the Society‘s annual report for 1947–48, obtainable from 4 Hobart Place, London, S.W.I. Foremost among the issues with which it has had to deal has been the vast problem of the post-war use of land for training the armed forces. The Council has been charged by the Ministry of Town and Country Planning with the duty of presenting evidence in writing, and if necessary verbally, on amenity and scientific grounds, in all cases where it is considered desirable that such evidence should, be presented. On his afforestation policy the Minister of Agriculture has been advised on landscape planting and types of trees, while the Council‘s officers have also played their part in causing the cost-limit for the building of new houses to be raised in order that local stone might be used for facing in those districts where stone-built houses are traditional.

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    Council for the Preservation of Rural England. Nature 162, 121 (1948).

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