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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.

We had a great weekend at the wonderful Festival of Nature in Bristol.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 12:36

Charter delivered to Prime Minister

Save the Countryside Campaign success, 80,890 signatures

Thursday, 12 February 2015 12:43

George Ferguson addresses CPRE Avonside AGM

CPRE Avonside AGM, Create Centre, Bristol

2nd October 2014

Address by Bristol Mayor, George Ferguson CBE: ‘How we can protect the countryside by making cities better places to live’

The CPRE District group invited representatives from all the five main parties to speak at this event in central Bath. Questions were prepared in advance, and reflected the topics of most importance to CPRE locally. The event was chaired by Cate le Grice Mack, CPRE Avonside volunteer and executive committee member.

Monday, 12 January 2015 12:45

First stop on the election trail

Bath and NE Somerset district of Avonside was the first CPRE branch to host a “hustings” with four of the Prospective Parliamentary candidates for Bath and one for the surrounding North East Somerset constituency.

Thursday, 16 October 2014 12:47

CPRE publishes Manifesto for the Countryside

CPRE has published a manifesto to set out our priorities for the next Government under three themes:

  • the right housing in the right places
  • the right infrastructure for the right reasons
  • a beautiful countryside to sustain us all
Thursday, 03 July 2014 12:48

CPRE Avonside appoints a new director

We are delighted to announce that Sophie Spencer has been appointed as the new Director of Avonside CPRE.

  • Countryside at risk as councils forced to accept two thirds of major development on appeal
  • Towns and villages under siege while brownfield land remains unused
  • Over 100 local authorities could be without valid local plans by General Election
  • Improved planning policies needed to prioritise regeneration and reduce loss of countryside
Thursday, 20 March 2014 12:51

CPRE 2014 Budget Response

Responding to today's Budget the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) identifies some environmental winners and losers

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