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This evening, CPRE Avonside is hosting an event for local communities all over the West of England who have a keen interest in the future of their local countryside.

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.

New research shows that local housing targets are driven by over-ambition rather than need.

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