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Summary: Branches are reminded to note the set of 11 planning campaign briefings aimed at explaining what the planning reforms made in the past few years mean for local campaigning. We would greatly appreciate feedback to inform our work.
Summary: Branches are encouraged to refer to new guidance, supported by CPRE, about when brownfield (previously developed) sites may be of high environmental value.
Summary: Drawing on CPRE’s national Policy Guidance Note on shale gas, and following extensive discussion with branch representatives, we have developed a set of detailed asks for the Government, operators and regulators to secure the genuinely precautionary approach to shale gas and oil that we believe is needed to protect the countryside. CPRE national office will use these asks to inform our engagement with these stakeholders.
Summary: maps.cpre.org.uk launches on 28 May with new interactive maps showing Green Belt, tranquillity and power lines. Give your campaigning a boost by linking to the mapping from your website and social media channels.
Summary: On Tuesday 14 July in London CPRE National Office is running a workshop event to give a practical introduction to community energy — energy projects led and owned by community members. The event is free and open to all CPRE members, supporters and others interested in finding out more about community energy. Please circulate this information on the event widely to your branch members and supporters so those interested can attend.