Fifty-five years ago, on the 8th, August 1968, Johannes Bjelke-Petersen, one of the most unconventional and controversial twentieth-century conservative leaders, became the Premier of Queensland, Australia.
We need to make sure farmers, developers, and water companies are all doing their bit to crack down on pollution and stop overstretching our infrastructure.
As young people leave and local businesses become unsustainable, communities in Devon are being hollowed out.
Selaine Saxby and Julian Sturdy join a ConservativeHome Live discussion on how to develop the Rural Powerhouse.
The Government should mirror Scotland and Wales in permanently liberalising rules around temporary camp sites
New schemes will deliver on many fronts: income opportunities for farmers, a more resilient food system, and a healthy natural environment for us all.
We know how difficult it was to lose millions of manufacturing jobs – let us beware of inadvertently accelerating the same process for services jobs.
While we know it delivers good outcomes for biodiversity, the benefits for farmers, communities and the local economy have been less well-documented.
The Green Home Grant Scheme wasn’t ambitious enough – and their willingness to give up on it speaks volumes.
Most Tory MPs will be seeing large increases in the housing targets for their seats, while many Labour MPs see their local targets reduced.
We owe farmers a mass thank you for their sterling efforts in fuelling the nation at this crucial time – and there are policy lessons to be learnt.
I’m acutely aware that in our rural communities, where we are a few weeks behind major cities, knowing someone in hospital is more rare.