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Fieldwork: Spring 2015

In this issue: progress on 'brownfield first'; protecting Green Belt; good ideas for working with young people; tips on delivering rural affordable housing; the latest analysis of neighbourhood planning; news of CPRE's new Landscapes for Everyone coalition.


Warm and Green

This report, and the research underpinning it, sheds new light on the scale of the energy problems we face and the solutions needed to tackle them. It explores the current realities of greening rural homes and community buildings. This report also considers how we can make the necessary cuts in carbon from housing and what this might mean for the countryside.

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) commissioned Cambridge Architectural Research and Anglia Ruskin University to conduct research to fill a key gap in knowledge.


Green Belt under siege: the NPPF three years on

A CPRE analysis

Green Belt is one of our most valued planning tools, and yet it is under a level of threat unprecedented in recent times. Over 200,000 houses are proposed to be built on Green Belt land. Recent reports by think tanks and developers have called for releases to accommodate many more. Ministers have taken action to address some of the most unnecessary proposals, but further changes in policy are needed by the next Government to direct development to suitable brownfield sites and avoid unnecessary releases of Green Belt land.


A beautiful countryside to sustain us all - CPRE manifesto briefing

We need to value and protect the countryside for the countless benefits it provides to our health, prosperity and wellbeing.

This is a detailed briefing based on CPRE's manifesto for the 2015 General Election.


Discover your countryside - 2015 members' guide

discover your countryside 2015CPRE membership entitles you to discounted entry to over 200 of England's most splendid houses and gardens, either for half-price or two visitors for the price of one. Enjoy a day out at some of the finest castles, arboretums, museums, stately homes and gardens you can find in England's countryside and towns.

NFU MutualCPRE is grateful to NFU Mutual for generously sponsoring the Discover your countryside 2015 members' guide.


Better Brownfield

Ensuring Responsive Development on Previously Developed Land

CPRE's third Housing Foresight paper argues that large scale brownfield sies require a comprehensive approach to development which should adopt best practice from Europe.
It also considers the development of small-scale brownfield sites in England, finding that a register of these sites together with a flexible approach to space standards can make the most of their potential.


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