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Manifesto for the Landscape

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


Mapping Tranquillity

Defining and assessing a valuable resource

Places that make us feel tranquil take us away from the stresses and strains of everyday life and help us to relax — but they face a multitude of threats and are shrinking in size. We have developed a new method of mapping tranquil areas which builds on our previous work. This methodology takes into account people's experiences of the countryside and what qualities contribute to a feeling of tranquillity. It also looks at what factors detract from tranquillity — people, landscape and noise are key themes. The resulting tranquillity maps can be used as an important indicator in helping to protect the the countryside. This report explains the research undertaken in the north east of England to develop the new methodology and mapping techniques in two pilot study areas: Northumberland National Park and the West Durham Coalfield.


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.


Night Blight 2016: Background report and methodology

Background report and methodology for Night Blight 2016


Night Blight 2016: Mapping England's Light Pollution and Dark Skies

CPRE's report looking at the findings from our interactive satellite maps of England's light pollution and dark skies. 


Night Blight! Leaflet

This A3, four page colour leaflet summarises our new campaign to save the starry night skies and our view of the Milky Way from fast-spreading light pollution. It also gives information on the extent of light pollution in every part of England.


Night Blight! Report

This full colour report shows how light pollution has grown rapidly across England in recent years, blotting out our view of thousands of stars across more and more of the countryside. It explains how we created our new light pollution maps using satellite data; these maps reveal the extent and the spread of the problem.



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