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Green Belt: the countryside next door to 30 million people needs investment to level up access to nature, says CPRE

Green Belt: the countryside next door to 30 million people needs investment to level up access to nature, says CPRE

Friday 27 May 2022

The Green Belt is missing out on government funding for the restoration of nature and cultural heritage despite it being the countryside next door to 30 million people – or more than half of England’s population. Valued spaces such as the parkland setting of Bentley Priory – the headquarters of the RAF during the Battle […] 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 >

Our open letter to government: heroic hedgerows and climate change

Our open letter to government: heroic hedgerows and climate change

Tuesday 10 August 2021

CPRE, the countryside charity, has joined with other major charities to call for urgent action to extend the country’s hedgerows by 40% by 2050 to protect nature and help tackle the climate crisis. Our humble hedgerows are the unsung heroes of the countryside. They have been adding beauty and character to our landscapes for centuries […] Read more >

Pressure on the Green Belt has quadrupled since 2013

Pressure on the Green Belt has quadrupled since 2013

Thursday 25 February 2021

Despite a surge in demand for time in green space, the Green Belt – the countryside next door for 30 million people – is facing extreme and sustained pressure, according to new research from CPRE, the countryside charity. The State of Greenbelt 2021 report reveals there are 0.25 million (257,944) homes proposed to be built […] 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 >

CPRE Essex AGM 2020: a virtual affair but an absolute triumph

CPRE Essex AGM 2020: a virtual affair but an absolute triumph

Thursday 15 October 2020

Any fears that CPRE Essex would struggle with the ‘virtual’ holding of this year’s AGM by Zoom were predictably dispelled as the event proved a resounding success. Thorough preparation and a couple of dry runs meant chairman David Knight was able to conduct proceedings (on the morning of Saturday, October 3) without a hitch and […] Read more >

Our AGM is on Saturday, October 3. Please join us… it has never been more important that we stand together

Our AGM is on Saturday, October 3. Please join us… it has never been more important that we stand together

Tuesday 22 September 2020

We know things are difficult for many of us at the moment and we can lose track of all that’s going on, so here’s a gentle reminder that this year’s CPRE Essex Annual General Meeting is being held ‘virtually’, by Zoom, on Saturday, October 3, at 10.30 am. CPRE chief executive Crispin Truman will be the […] Read more >

CPRE Essex Annual General Meeting: you can read the documents here

CPRE Essex Annual General Meeting: you can read the documents here

Wednesday 2 September 2020

As already announced, this year’s AGM of CPRE Essex is being held ‘virtually’, by Zoom, on Saturday, October 3, at 10.30 am. CPRE chief executive Crispin Truman will be the guest speaker. If you wish to ‘attend’ the AGM, please let us know by Friday, September 18, at office@cpre-essex.org.uk or RCCE House, Threshelfords Park, Inworth Road, […] Read more >

Our ‘virtual’ AGM is on Saturday, October 3, and chief executive Crispin Truman is guest speaker!

Our ‘virtual’ AGM is on Saturday, October 3, and chief executive Crispin Truman is guest speaker!

Wednesday 12 August 2020

Crispin Truman, will be guest speaker at this year’s CPRE Essex AGM. The contribution from the CPRE chief executive is obviously wonderful news, but the excitement is slightly tempered by the sad but inevitable fact that we won’t be getting together for this year’s meeting. With the Covid-19 pandemic still affecting all our lives to […] Read more >

Let’s all look out for each other: a message from CPRE chief executive Crispin Truman

Let’s all look out for each other: a message from CPRE chief executive Crispin Truman

Wednesday 25 March 2020

The coronavirus outbreak brings with it unprecedented challenges for organisations and individuals alike. Our first thoughts, of course, are with all those infected by the virus, and their loved ones. For us as CPRE, the countryside charity, the welfare of our staff and volunteers is paramount. That’s why our staff are working from home for […] Read more >