CPRE Essex has links with a range of organisations fighting to keep our county beautiful. Some of them are listed here:
Stop Easton Park www.stopeastonpark.co.uk
Formed as a residents’ action group in April 2017 to campaign for the protection of Easton Park for future generations against a proposal to use it to build a new town of 10,000 dwellings.
Easton Park is one of the great medieval deer parks of Essex that remains in the same format as 700 years ago and retains a vibrant and varied flora and fauna.
If restored, the park would provide a magnificent resource for the local community, which has grown exponentially in recent years, and a badly-needed alternative to Hatfield Forest, which is suffering from severe overuse.
Coggeshall Residents Against the Quarry: https://craq.org.uk/
The Coggeshall, Feering and Kelvedon Flood Alleviation Scheme is a proposal by the Environment Agency in partnership with Blackwater Aggregates, the operators of Bradwell Quarry, to reduce the risk of flooding in the three communities.
The scheme relies on Blackwater Aggregates extracting 13 million tonnes of aggregate from a 155-hectare site over 20 years, destroying the landscape and damaging a historic and natural environment.
CRAQ is campaigning to stop the quarry and to encourage the EA to protect nearby communities using methods that will enhance the environment, not destroy it.
Rural Community Council of Essex www.essexrcc.org.uk
Staff have been working with rural communities, helping develop Local Neighbourhood Plans and having specific concerns over affordable housing.
Essex Rural Partnership www.essexruralpartnership.org.uk
Has produced a vision for the county.
Fighting proposals for West Tey, a proposed 24,000-home new town on the A120 in north Essex.
Stop Stansted Expansion stopstanstedexpansion.com
Campaigns against proposals to expand Stansted Airport.
Dedham Vale Society www.dedhamvalesociety.org.uk
Aims to preserve the tranquillity and beauty of the River Stour valley.
STOP Harlow North www.stopharlownorth.com
Campaigns against the development of Harlow and Gilston Garden Town.
SERCLE (Stop Erosion of Rural Communities in North Essex) https://sercle.org.uk
Opposes excessive development proposals in north Essex.
The Hundred Parishes Society www.hundredparishes.org.uk
Celebrates the countryside of north-west Essex, north-east Hertfordshire and south Cambridgeshire.