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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 October 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

Give Peace a Chance

New research from the Campaign to Protect Rural England, published today, shows that better data collection and a new indicator of tranquillity are needed to increase protection for England’s most peaceful areas.  To see the report click here http://www.cpre.org.uk/resources/countryside/tranquil-places/item/3963-give-peace-a-chance

We’ve also launched our 2007 tranquillity maps in an interactive format – click here

http://maps.cpre.org.uk/tranquillity_map.html?lon=-2.71466&lat=52.51426&zoom=7 to see where you can get away from it all.

The Value of the Natural Environment Conference

On the 17th March we were please to support Natural England in hosting a conference to explore the value of the natural environment in creating a foundation for economic growth and our health and wellbeing.

The event explored the value of the natural environment and distinctive landscapes in supporting economic development and health and wellbeing for Suffolk, Norfolk and the East of England as a whole. It also considered the challenges we face for nature to be truly recognised as the keystone of a prosperous economy and healthy society.

Presentations from our speakers can be found here:

Richard Carter Adnams

Caroline Angus     SCC Health and Wellbeing

Nick Collinson     Suffolk's Nature Strategy

Andrew Day     Countryside properties

Pat Holtom   Waveney Valley

Paul Morling     RSPB Local Economies

Richard Powell  Investing in our natural capital.

Pete Waters    Visit East Anglia

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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