With a population of some 1.7 million people and its location bordering London, Essex faces huge pressure from development.

There has probably never been a more critical time for the Essex branch of CPRE to stand up for this county’s environment – and we are determined to ensure this most diverse of counties remains such a special place in which to live.

We are not against all building and are among the first to highlight the importance of people having homes and places to work. With the subject of housing rarely out of today’s headlines, our approach to this contentious issue is: ‘Right homes in the right places’.


CPRE Essex Personnel

President: Lord Lieutenant of Essex Jennifer Tolhurst DL


Ann Bartleet

George Courtauld

Robert Erith

Patricia Hermann

Simon Hall

Patricia Moxey

David Knight

Treasurer: John Bloxsome


Bertram Rope, Chairman, Colchester District Group

Rosemary Turner, Events & Publicity

Ed Dixon, Basildon District Group

John Palombi, representative of Witham & Countryside Society

Jill Hinds

Keith Francis, Thurrock District Group

Petra Ward, Chairman, Braintree District Group

Paid staff

Michael Hand, CPRE Essex Planning Consultant

David Mairs, CPRE Essex Communications Officer

Voluntary staff 

Liz Lucas, CPRE Essex Volunteer Administrator and Minute Taker