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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.


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.


Introducing the Campaign to Protect Rural England

This booklet shows how CPRE is making a positive difference to the countryside in a series of real life case studies. We work on behalf of everyone who loves the beautiful English countryside and we hope this booklet inspires you to take action and join the campaign. The booklet covers the five main threads of CPRE's campaigning including climate change, leisure in the countryside and food and farming. We have also included a list of key CPRE sucesses, and details of what you can do to protect the countryside.This booklet has replaced our traditional Annual Review. A summary of our yearly accounts and other financial documents are available separately.


Join us

If you love the countryside, the time has come to fight for it
Becoming a member of CPRE is the single most effective way to stand up for your countryside. Complete and return the form in this leaflet and become a member from only £3 a month.


Making Our Mark

80 years of campaigning for the countryside

Leading historian and journalist Tristram Hunt writes about CPRE's life and times since our foundation in 1926. This lavishly illustrated 20 page booklet covers all of CPRE's major achievements in its first 80 years.


Membership form

CPRE membership forms for individuals, parish councils and organisations. Individuals can also join online by Direct Debit.

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Our year

Annual Review 2017/18

Our Annual Review celebrates the stories and successes of a year of campaigning, with case studies from around the country. Includes a financial summary for the year ending 31 December 2017. 


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