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This article focuses on information specific to the United Kingdom. Please see our Rural sustainability page for a topic overview.


Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) is a registered charity with over 60,000 members and supporters. CPRE campaigns for a "sustainable future" for the English countryside. They state it is "a vital but undervalued environmental, economic and social asset to the nation." They aim to "highlight threats and promote positive solutions." They campaign using their own research to lobby the public and all levels of government. W



CPRE maps

CPRE maps showing that 55 per cent of England’s countryside could be at increased risk as a consequence of the Government’s reforms of the planning system: Protecting open countryside


News and comment[edit]


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Jan 21 Understanding the need for new housing across England: New UK housing 'dominated by roads' [1] "... too many highways engineers are still approving roads that do not fully account for pedestrians and cyclists." Prof Matthew Carmona, University College London. Government poll suggests 76% of people think that for the sake of the environment, everyone should reduce their driving.


The future of environmental planning, Tom Kenny, Dec 10 [2]

Our Common Ground: some reflections on the RSA’s latest report, Nov 7 [3]

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Oxfordshire: This disastrous new project will change the face of Britain, yet no debate is allowed, George Monbiot, Aug 22 [4]

If we value rural Britain, we can’t build houses all over it, Simon Jenkins, Aug 6 [5]



Kent: Farthingloe Valley saved as CPRE Kent wins battle in Supreme Court, Dec 6 [6]

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Towards sustainable economies UK: How to Set Up a Community Co-op, May 17 [7]

Green campaigners call for land ministry to halt the ‘erosion of the countryside’, Mar 5 [8]


New £3.62 million support programme announced to help communities take control of their local pub, Mar 9 [9]


From fringe to fork – food and the Green Belt, Sep 29 [10]

News sources[edit]

Latest news releases, Campaign to Protect Rural England

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