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2026 - A Vision for the Countryside

This new charter for the countryside describes the England CPRE wants to see in 2026, our centenary year. The Vision, produced after wide consultation, pictures a countryside in 2026 that is used and valued by all as a national asset, helping create a healthier, less stressed nation where people are in tune with the environment and aware of their impact on it.


2026 - A Vision for the Countryside: Towards our Vision

CPRE Chief Executive, Shaun Spiers, explains how the organisation's traditional values and historic achievements have shaped our 2026 Vision. This essay argues that promoting a positive future for rural England will help change public attitudes and create a demand for policies which protect and enhance the countryside.


2026 - Living the vision: case studies

13 case studies show how CPRE's aims for the countryside of 2026 could be achieved if we adopt these pioneering schemes as 'the norm', and take inspiration from individuals making a stand now.


20:26 Vision - What future for the countryside?

This booklet looks to the future and sets out some of the challenges facing our countryside. At the same time, it is inspired by the consensus in support of National Parks, Green Belts and the land use planning system that CPRE has helped to forge over the past eighty years.


CPRE Local election manifesto 2018

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) campaigns for a beautiful and living countryside for everyone to value and enjoy.

We are calling on all parties to develop better policies so we can: build the right houses in the right places, improve transport policy, protect dark skies and reduce light pollution, and continue to treasure our precious countryside.

This manifesto sets out our key asks for candidates in the May 2018 local and district elections. 


CPRE manifesto for General Election 2017

CPRE's manifesto calls on all parties in the election to recognise the countryside’s huge contribution to the economy and our sense of who we are as individuals and communities, and to develop policies that will protect and enhance rural areas.



David Cameron's Vision for the Countryside: Social Value and Local Communities - a speech to CPRE

This booklet contains the speech given by the Rt Hon David Cameron MP to CPRE’s 2008 Annual Lecture and explores the relationship between social value – the theme of his speech – and CPRE’s traditional focus on landscape.


Fieldwork: August 2010

Articles in this issue of Fieldwork: influencing the future of planning, how to collaborate to succeed, the impact of light pollution, successful campaign saves ancient wood, getting freight on canals: one branch's story.


Fieldwork: Autumn 2012

This edition includes campaigning tips on helping your high street; stepping in to care for footpaths; making your own food web map; tree preservation and building on the interest in planning.  


Fieldwork: December 2010

Articles in this issue of Fieldwork: the vital role of hedgerows, how to gain town green status, inspiring project improves access, taking local campaigns online, turning litter into a resource.


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