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Many of our local towns and villages are facing the prospect of hundreds of new houses on their doorsteps, and local planning authorities seem powerless to prevent them. Local communities feel that their voices aren’t being heard in important decisions being made about the countryside they treasure. Proposed changes to planning policy could make this situation even worse.

Monday, 21 December 2015 22:11

Set up to fail

CPRE have published a new report 'Set Up to Fail' which shows that local authorities, and our countryside, are being put under huge pressure by housing targets based on flawed numbers. This is particularly relevant to our work on the West of England Joint Spatial Plan.

Monday, 21 December 2015 22:07

85,000 homes for the West of England?

Monday, 21 December 2015 21:56

Wise words from 'Green Hero' Alastair Sawday

We were delighted to welcome Alastair Sawday to our CPRE Avonside Annual General Meeting one very windy evening in November. Alastair arrived by bike, rather windswept, in time to have tea and chat with CPRE members and volunteers before the event. Alastair has recently been awarded ‘Green Hero’ by Bristol Green Capital 2015, and he was incredibly modest about how he could justify such a title!

We were delighted to welcome Alastair Sawday to our CPRE Avonside Annual General Meeting one very windy evening in November.

Wednesday, 04 November 2015 13:27

Alastair Sawday to speak at CPRE Avonside AGM

The CPRE Avonside Branch Executive Committee cordially invite you to the Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 17th November 2015 at The Create Centre, B Bond Warehouse, Smeaton Road, Bristol BS1 6XN.

The Campaign to Protect Rural England’s group in North Somerset was disappointed to learn of the decision by Government housing minister Brandon Lewis to uphold an increase in housing numbers for the district from 14,000 – democratically agreed with the local community in 2012 – to 21,000 - a 50% increase on the previous figure.

Monday, 17 August 2015 12:26

Eating local in the city

Low food miles, fresh food with little packaging? It’s what a lot of us look for, and for many of us CPRE supporters who don’t live in the countryside, it’s the Green Belt that provides the market garden that can deliver good, local food.

Tuesday, 07 July 2015 15:54

Local Food in the Green Belt

CPRE Avonside launched has launched a campaign to promote the Avon Green Belt as a source of local food for the cities of Bristol and Bath.

CPRE argues that rural areas should be treated as a special case to protect and provide affordable housing

A new paper from the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) head office argues that the special characteristics of rural areas need to be recognised in Government housing policies, such as in the new Right to Buy proposal.

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