CPRE welcomes the new Labour government


Let's keep the glorious Essex countryside at the heart of the political agenda! (pic John Bloxsome)

With Labour securing a landslide victory in the 2024 general election, CPRE, the countryside charity, stands ready to work with the incoming government to deliver our vision of a thriving and beautiful countryside for everyone.
In its manifesto, Labour committed to doing things we have long campaigned for: protecting the Green Belt, making homes more affordable and creating a land-use framework that joins up decision-making about our finite land.
With a local group in every county we’re equipped with an understanding of how policy change impacts real people. Together we want to help the new government solve some of the major challenges we face today.
We will always stand up for the countryside and advocate strongly for common-sense solutions to the problems that face our country and our planet. We want the new government to show that it recognises the value of the countryside and the people who live there.
By committing to a new spatial plan for renewable-energy infrastructure, ambitious targets for more social homes and a planning system with local communities at its heart, it would have the opportunity to do just that.
The next few weeks are crucial. As the new Labour government assumes office, we’ll be working to make sure that our countryside and rural communities are firmly on the agenda. From land use to genuinely affordable housing, you can find out more about the issues we’ll be focusing on by visiting our explainer page.
We’ve got a strong track record of influencing change in Parliament. From hedgerow targets and local planning democracy to putting a stop to fracking, over the last five years we’ve racked up wins for our countryside. We couldn’t do it without your support, so if you are able, please donate to CPRE or join as a member now.