Campaign to Protect Rural England Standing up for your countryside

Skip to navigation


Lie of the Land

This report sets the foundation for our work on landscape, providing a clear definition of what is meant by countryside character and describing how it can be promoted through recent policy developments. The report also provides powerful illustrations of the value of England’s diversity of landscapes.


Manifesto for the Landscape

CPRE's manifesto for securing the future of our finest landscapes and the countryside next door.


National Parks: Planning for the Future

The Campaign for National Parks, the National Trust and the Campaign to Protect Rural England believe that the protection for National Parks should be strengthened. This briefing summarises the key findings from recent research we commissioned from Sheffield Hallam University examining the planning process for major developments in, or just outside, National Parks and sets out recommendations on how to improve their protection.


Securing the value of nature

The first year of the Natural Environment White Paper: is the ambition being realised?

CPRE lobbying ensured the Natural Environment White Paper included support for action on tranquillity and light pollution and recognised the role of voluntary activity in tackling litter. Our influence meant it also gave support for local community engagement in landscape planning, recognised the importance of landscape character and created Local Nature Partnerships to help communities improve their environments.

One year has now passed since The White Paper was published and this briefing by Wildlife and Countryside Link reflects the view of CPRE and 11 other leading environmental NGOs that three key concerns could prevent its ambition from being turned into real change.


Threats to Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

A map showing proposed new developments that would be in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty across England.


Unlocking the Landscape

Preparing a Community Landscape Character Statement
Unlocking the landscape is designed to put landscape character at the the heart of the local planning system. The comprehensive toolkit can help you prepare a Community Landscape Character Statement, a new process we have developed to give local communities a say in the future of their local countryside. Local knowledge and aspirations are a central part of this process, but recorded information must be compatible with the planning process. The pack includes guidance, a sample statement and a MAC/PC compatible CD-ROM.


What's Special To You: Landscape Issues In Your Neighbourhood Plan

This guidance from CPRE contains advice to help community groups develop strong landscape policies in their Neighbourhood Plans, to influence future development decisions that would affect their local area. It will also be helpful for anyone who is interested in protecting what is special about their local landscape.

You will find examples of existing Neighbourhood Planning policies that could inspire your own, such as to conserve landscape character, hedgerows, designate local green space and protect dark skies. We want this guidance to help you put your landscape centre stage in decisions that will shape it in years to come.


Page 2 of 2


Back to top

Suffolk boats on Aldeburgh beach Suffolk coast AONB web

We use cookies to improve your experience on our website. If that's okay, just continue browsing - or see our cookies policy for ways to opt out.
Cookies Policy