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Countryside holds the key to tackling climate emergency, says CPRE

The CPRE is urging the government to put the countryside at the forefront of climate action so that rural communities do not bear the brunt of the climate crisis.
housing design, housing developments

Audit slams ‘a decade of disastrous housing design’ in England

The design of new housing schemes in England is ‘mediocre’ and ‘poor’, leading to ‘a decade of disastrous housing design’, according to research conducted by UCL for CPRE and the Place Alliance.
building on the green belt, countryside

Only 1 in 10 homes built on Green Belt land deemed...

According to a report by countryside charity, CPRE, only 1 in 10 homes built on land released from the Green Belt are ‘affordable’.
New homes, Campaign to Protect Rural England

New homes on derelict land at a five-year low

The proportion of new homes built on vacant land has fallen by 10%, bringing it to its lowest level over the past five years, according to data by CPRE.
Oxford-Cambridge Arc

Oxford-Cambridge Arc development puts countryside at risk, says CPRE

The Government is set to accept a proposal from the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC), to build 1 million new homes between Oxford, Milton Keynes and Cambridge, a development that the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) says would result in an area of countryside greater than the size of Birmingham being lost
greenbelt land

New gov data shows increase of green belt land released for...

A recent analysis of new government data by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has shown the largest increase of Green Belt land which has been released to build more houses.
Garden Communities prospectus

Garden communities prospectus gets the green light from planners

Planners respond to the announcement of the garden communities programme, which will see more high quality homes built and green spaces created
rural communities

CLTs can provide the homes rural communities need

Community Land Trusts (CLTs) can build the affordable houses rural communities need, says charity in response to the Campaign to Protect Rural England's (CPRE) report on the green belt
green belt land

Government has broken its promise to secure the green belt, says...

The Green Belt is ‘being eroded at an alarming rate’, despite government promises to protect it, according to a new report from the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE)
fracking companies

Poll reveals Conservative councillors at odds with government fracking plans

A new poll published by the CPRE and Friends of the Earth has revealed that an overwhelming majority (80%) of Conservative councillors believe that planning applications should be required in areas where fracking companies have a license to drill
green belt policy

Supporting the protection of the green belt in the UK

Paul Miner, head of strategic plans and devolution at the Campaign to Protect Rural England, discusses why the organisation strongly supports the green belt policy in the UK
Raynsford Review

CPRE react to interim report of the Raynsford Review

CPRE welcomes a new interim report by former housing minister Nick Raynsford reviewing the planning system in England, which will be presented to the House of Lords today (15 May)

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