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CPRE East of England


Robin Burkitt Alison Greenwood Straw bales in Norfolk



We are people who care passionately about our countryside and campaign for it to be protected and enhanced for the benefit of everyone.

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Hunstanton - Alison Greenwood

Evening sky - Robin Burkitt
Welcome to CPRE East of England's web site. We are part of the Campaign to Protect Rural England, a national charity (reg. no. 1089685).

Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, and Suffolk work together to deal with regional policy issues and campaigns. Their aim is to protect the countryside from the various threats to it particularly at regional level.  They work collectively to influence regional decision-making processes.

Regional people are listed on About UsBecause of their specialist knowledge, Branch Officers may take the lead on issues with regional significance.  If you have a particular expertise, such as planning, renewable energy, agriculture or rural issues, we are always looking for people with people willing to offer their services.  See the Support page.

 news and issues:



Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford corridor – government should talk to the people before changing the face of the region.  See our latest press release here.  National CPRE’s response is here ( http://www.cpre.org.uk/media-centre/sound-bites/item/4959-cpre-reaction-to-selection-of-preferred-route-for-oxford-cambridge-expressway)

CPRE’s Green Clean is a litter pick to clean up the countryside throughout September.  To find out more and look for an event near you, go to www.cpre.org.uk/greenclean

East of England Regional Group meeting 26th January 2018

We were delighted to welcome new CPRE Chief Executive Crispin Truman to the CPRE East of England Regional Group meeting on 26th January.  Crispin told us that CPRE is striving for good development, not stopping development, and that CPRE is a positive movement, and a facilitator of change.  We also learned about CPRE Norfolk’s “Vision for Norfolk” – you can see more at www.v4n.org.uk

CPRE Chief Executive Crispin Truman on the left and East of England Regional Chairman Michael Monk on the right.

Photo: Jean Prince


Water Issues in the East of England 

On Wednesday 8th November we were pleased to host a workshop to explore the stresses on the water environment in the East of England.  Our speakers were Michael Nunns, from the Environment Agency, who spoke about catchment management in the Great Ouse; Nick Walters, from Anglian Water, who outlined the ways in which Anglian Water ensures sustainable abstraction for public water supply; and Graham Warren from CPRE Kent, who told us about CPRE Kent’s water strategy, and the lessons the East of England could learn from it.  As well as colleagues from the branches that make up CPRE East of England, we were joined by representatives from CPRE East Midlands and Natural England.  If you would like further information please contact our office: office@cprecambs.org.uk.

A428 Improvements: An expensive mistake

See our views on the A428 Consultation here and read CPRE’s ground-breaking report on roadbuilding, The End of the Road? http://www.cpre.org.uk/resources/transport/roads/item/4543-the-end-of-the-road-challenging-the-road-building-consensus

 CPRE’s pocket guide to Local Food

This pocket-sized guide will help you find local food and the best reason to buy it.  For your copy, contact Tracey at our office on 01480 396698, or e-mail office@cprecambs.org.uk

*The aim of this site is to keep you up-to-date with what is happening and what we are doing at a regional level; and to provide you with regional information to assist in protecting the East of England's countryside at a more local level.


*The Campaign to Protect Rural England exists to promote the beauty, tranquillity and diversity of rural England by encouraging the sustainable use of land and other natural resources in town and country.

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