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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).

The six branches of CPRE in the East are Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, and Suffolk.  They 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.

*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.

 news and issues:

Now available – the September  CPRE East of England Regional Report.  For more information and a round-up of news on planning, transport, environmental and infrastructure issues please click here

Waste of Space

More housing is needed in England and CPRE supports the Government’s policy that brownfield land should be used for new homes. waste of space

However current planning policy doesn’t prioritise building new homes on brownfield land before building in the countryside. More needs to be done to use suitable sites in our towns and cities rather than forcing development into our precious green spaces.

To help us find out how much brownfield land is available and where it is, CPRE has launched the #WasteOfSpace campaign to raise awareness of the ‘brownfield first’ solution.

Please help us by nominating brownfield sites in your area that could be suitable for housing development in the future.  For more information please go to http://www.cpre.org.uk/how-you-can-help/take-action/waste-of-space

CPRE launches Save Our Countryside Charter

England’s countryside is beautiful, irreplaceable and finite. Yet increasingly it is being destroyed by badly planned developments, while local communities are left powerless to protect the places they love.

We must stand together to safeguard our countryside!  Get involved: see CPRE’s Save Our Countryside Charter here.  Sign the Charter here

CPRE has launched a Transport Toolkit website which provides practical ideas on helping communities improve walking, cycling, car sharing or public transport where they live. No matter what your ambitions, there are ideas from small to big.  Find out more at http://www.transporttoolkit.org.uk/.

*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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