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Tragic waste of green fields as undeveloped brownfield hits new high, CPRE research reveals

Tragic waste of green fields as undeveloped brownfield hits new high, CPRE research reveals

Friday 26 November 2021

•          New figures show a continued increase in the amount of brownfield land suitable for housing across England •          Despite the boom in brownfield, fresh analysis shows planning permission has stagnated, with long-term trends pointing to soaring use of greenfield sites •          The proportion of brownfield housing units with planning permission is the lowest since […] Read more >

City-centric Budget short-changes rural communities, says CPRE

City-centric Budget short-changes rural communities, says CPRE

Wednesday 27 October 2021

Crispin Truman, chief executive of CPRE, the countryside charity, has said yesterday’s Budget is a let-down for rural communities. Responding to the Chancellor’s Budget Statement and three-year Spending Review, Mr Truman said: “The Chancellor’s ‘new age of optimism’ offers a glimmer of hope in terms of brownfield development, but overall it’s disappointing that the decades […] Read more >

Coming Home: how the Church is looking to release brownfield land for housing

Coming Home: how the Church is looking to release brownfield land for housing

Tuesday 4 May 2021

The Coming Home report made headlines when it was published in February. It set out the Church of England initiative to use land to create affordable housing. The Church owns considerable amounts of recyclable brownfield land in cities and towns and is developing a strategy to release it for affordable housing, especially for younger people […] Read more >

Your chance to catch up with CPRE County Branches Forum seminar on brownfield land

Your chance to catch up with CPRE County Branches Forum seminar on brownfield land

Tuesday 4 May 2021

Brownfield land came under the spotlight during the most recent County Branch Forum talk, held via Zoom on Friday, April 23. For many years, CPRE, the countryside charity, has been campaigning that brownfield land is an important resource for homes in urban areas. According to research, there is enough brownfield for one million homes and […] Read more >

Enough brownfield land for 1.3 million new homes, CPRE report reveals

Enough brownfield land for 1.3 million new homes, CPRE report reveals

Monday 2 November 2020

There is enough brownfield land for 1.3 million new homes, while more than half a million already have planning permission, a report from CPRE, the countryside charity, reveals. The figures demonstrate that there is already enough available and suitable land in the planning system to meet the government’s ambition to build 300,000 homes per year […] Read more >

Tom Fyans: The benefits of going brownfield

Tom Fyans: The benefits of going brownfield

Friday 15 March 2019

The benefits of brownfield development were extolled by Tom Fyans, deputy chief executive of CPRE, during a flying visit to Ashford in Kent. Tom was giving the speech ‘Why town centre regeneration matters for CPRE, the countryside charity’ before the AGM of CPRE Kent’s Ashford committee on Wednesday last week (March 6). Sporting a swish […] Read more >

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