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With the autumn statement due to announce a ‘roads revolution’ and a focus on fracking, the priorities of rural communities risk being sidelined, says Lord Robin Teverson, Chair of the Rural Coalition.

Research commissioned by CPRE finds new comprehensive figure for housing capacity on brownfield sites

CPRE’s Avonside branch was delighted to welcome our national president, Sir Andrew Motion, to discuss countryside issues and examine threats to landscape and the impact of housing and infrastructure projects.

The Bath and North East Somerset Group of the Campaign to Protect Rural England recently held an event where Prospective Parliamentary Candidates from each of the main parties gave their views on a number of key topics concerning the local countryside. This followed the controversial adoption by Bath and North East Somerset Council of a Core Strategy which sacrificed some of the local Green Belt for housing.

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
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 14:58

Local MP addresses countryside campaigners

CPRE’s North Somerset District group were keen to hear from John Penrose MP, Weston-super-Mare, at their Annual General Meeting last month (Saturday 20th September), in Winscome Church Hall. The meeting was attended by members and concerned residents. It was addressed by Georgie Bigg, Chairman of CPRE North Somerset District group, and John Penrose, MP, Weston-super-Mare.

CPRE launches crowdsourcing campaign to map brownfield sites across England

  • Planning approvals down but system is too reliant on direct ministerial intervention
  • Strategic planning needed to help neighbouring councils minimise impact on shared landscapes
  • Clearer policy and guidance would limit damage to the countryside
  • Incentives needed for use of commercial and brownfield sites

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