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

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.

Wednesday, 04 November 2015 13:24

CPRE Avonside annual report 2014/15

CPREAvonside AR 2015 cover smallOur director Sophie Spencer has produced the CPRE Avonside annual Report 2015

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.

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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