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Our AONBs are under threat like never before, new report reveals

Our AONBs are under threat like never before, new report reveals

Thursday 22 April 2021

Essex is blessed with two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs): Dedham Vale and Suffolk Coast and Heaths… all right, we share them with Suffolk, but they are both wonderful stretches of countryside. AONBs are some of the country’s most precious landscapes, which you might expect to mean they were safe from being built on. […] Read more >

Essex benefits from first AONB extension in 29 years

Essex benefits from first AONB extension in 29 years

Monday 13 July 2020

The Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is to be expanded – partly into Essex. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) announced last week (Tuesday, July 7) that the AONB, which covered 401 square kilometres from Kessingland to Harwich, and inland to the edge of Ipswich, was to grow […] Read more >

Time to enjoy our AONBs… and perhaps have a ponder as to their future

Time to enjoy our AONBs… and perhaps have a ponder as to their future

Wednesday 4 March 2020

Spring, we trust, will soon be upon us and many from both within the county and beyond will be heading for the Essex countryside. One of its greatest treasures is the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which north Essex shares with south Suffolk, so this is a good time to consider the role […] Read more >

Still so much to reflect on from AGM

Still so much to reflect on from AGM

Monday 4 November 2019

We have already reported on the tributes made to CPRE Essex volunteers at last month’s AGM at Cressing Temple Barns (see here), but there was of course a lot more to proceedings than that. The CPRE Length of Service Awards and volunteer medals handed to Liz Lucas, Jill Hinds, Tricia Moxey and Petra Ward by […] Read more >

Essex CPRE: this year’s AGM is being held in October near Braintree

Essex CPRE: this year’s AGM is being held in October near Braintree

Saturday 3 August 2019

This year’s Annual General Meeting of CPRE Essex will be held at Cressing Temple Barns, Braintree, on Saturday, October 5. The guest speaker will be Simon Amstutz, manager of the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, while the Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Essex, Vincent Thompson, will also be attending. Tea will provided by Wilkins tea […] Read more >

Celebrate the glory of Dedham Vale and the Stour Valley at this very special forum

Celebrate the glory of Dedham Vale and the Stour Valley at this very special forum

Monday 13 May 2019

The Dedham Vale AONB and Stour Valley comprise one of the many glories of Essex (even if we do have to share it with neighbouring Suffolk!). Next month you can learn a little more about this wonderful area at the Dedham Vale AONB and Stour Valley Forum being held at the fantastic Shrubs Farm Barn, […] Read more >

Decision day could be close for Dedham Vale AONB campaigners

Decision day could be close for Dedham Vale AONB campaigners

Monday 11 March 2019

One of the most delightful areas of Essex lies on the northern fringe of the county on its boundary with Suffolk. Much of this landscape is incorporated within the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Beauty, a designation that a group of campaigners believe should be extended north-west towards Sudbury, strengthening the protection of a broader […] Read more >

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