We are people who care passionately about our countryside and campaign for it to be protected and enhanced for the benefit of everyone.
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 Us. Because 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
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:
More housing is needed in England and CPRE supports the
Government’s policy that brownfield land should be used
for new homes.
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
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
the June CPRE East of England Regional Report. For more
information and a round-up of news on planning, transport,
environmental and infrastructure issues please
Save Our Countryside
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!
see CPRE’s Save Our Countryside Charter
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