Campaign to Protect Rural England Standing up for your countryside

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Homes in thriving, pleasant communities. Homes in thriving, pleasant communities. Photo: © CPRE

The issues:

Housing sprawl destroys green space and increases carbon emissions

Our countryside is vanishing under new housing

Everyone needs a place to live, but the way in which this is being done means that urban sprawl is nibbling away at the green spaces across England. Housebuilding covers more countryside than any other kind of development.


Urban regeneration can reduce pressure for housing on green fields

Making better use of land for housing

We've published reports pointing to the need for alternative approaches to planning for housing. We’ve looked at the limitations of current Government projections about housing, and highlighted the different needs that make up people’s demands for housing.

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