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If you are a journalist looking to find out more about our work or wanting to interview a CPRE expert, please contact the press office on:

07739 332 796,

For any out-of-hours enquiries, please call the same number and you will be redirected to the relevant team member.

Recent press releases

16 October: 2023 Local Green Spaces report 

29 August: Net nutrient neutrality comment

17 Aug: Green Belt is the indispensable solution to climate, nature and food security challenges, says CPRE

8 June: CPRE wins at the Charity Awards

5 June: Comment on Defra rural action plan

30 May: Roger Mortlock comment on hope value

23 May: Rooftops can provide over half our solar energy targets, report shows

17 May: Comment on Keir Starmer article on Green Belt

27 February 2023: Light pollution means most of us can’t enjoy properly dark sky

2 February 2023: CPRE, the countryside charity appoints new CEO


17 November 2022: ‘A poorly designed support package’ – our reaction to autumn statement

16 November 2022: Unleash rooftop solar to tackle energy crisis, CPRE urges Chancellor

20 July 2022: Huge quantities of productive land lost to development, our research shows

26 May 2022: Green Belt needs investment to level up access to nature

17 May 2022: Fears over energy costs reduce light pollution, Star Count results suggest

6 April 2022: We need a balanced mix in a renewables-led energy revolution, says CPRE

25 March 2022: Planning to fail: net zero is impossible without urgent changes to planning

26 February 2022: Public asked to be citizen scientists in Star Count to map light pollution

21 February 2022: New campaign calls for a ‘legal right to local nature’ in Levelling Up

2 February 2022: Ensure local green spaces are given the same protection as national parks

14 January 2022: Responding to the gas crisis with a green, fair and resilient response

13 January 2022: CPRE research: Explosion in holiday lets is strangling rural communities

11 January 2022: An abundance of nature should be baked into every local plan, says CPRE


18 November 2021: CPRE report: Waste of green fields as undeveloped brownfield hits new high

13 October 2021: Lousy public transport, loneliness and lack of affordable housing are pushing young people out of the countryside, a CPRE survey has revealed

17 September 2021: Gove urged to listen to local communities not developers on the future of planning, says CPRE

15 September 2021: New cabinet must face triple threat of housing, nature and climate crises, says CPRE

6 September 2021: Boosting hedgerows by 40% would create 25,000 jobs, new CPRE research shows

6 July 2021: Planning Bill could ‘oust people and nature’, say campaigners

16 June 2021: We demand a fair deal on heating

22 April 2021: ‘Crown jewels’ of our countryside under threat like never before, CPRE analysis of AONBs reveals

6 April 2021: Dramatic reduction in light pollution during lockdown, Star Count reveals

22 March 2021: Five times more funding needed to ‘bus back better’ in rural England

17 March 2021: New data: Over 8 billion drinks bottles and cans wasted in the UK in 2019

25 February 2021: Pressure on Green Belt quadruples since 2013, says CPRE

22 February 2021: Government must to more to tackle rural disadvantage, campaigners urge

18 February 2021: Government should rethink approach to Oxford-Cambridge Arc, says CPRE

14 January 2021: Coalition of 18 organisations tells government to rethink planning changes


17 December 2020: Three in four people report rise in PPE litter since coronavirus, says CPRE

10 December 2020: English councillors in revolt over plans to dismantle planning system

22 November 2020: Our poll shows over half of MPs oppose the government’s planning changes

28 October 2020: Rural homelessness doubles since 2018, says CPRE

21 October 2020: Enough brownfield land for 1.3 million new homes, CPRE report reveals

1 October 2020: Housing algorithm will threaten valued countryside, says CPRE analysis

1 October 2020: Single-use society must end, says CPRE

1 October 2020: CPRE calls for the burning of peatland to stop

7 August 2020: Net-zero virtually impossible without more ambition on peatlands

5 August 2020: Government planning reforms don’t pass the acid test for community voice

8 July 2020: Greener, better, faster: how the countryside can tackle climate change

6 July 2020: Homes for heroes: huge lack of affordable homes for rural key workers

1 July 2020: A ‘once in a generation chance’ to unleash the potential of the countryside

25 June 2020: Simon Murray elected as new Chair of CPRE

16 June 2020: Major rethink of garden cities and towns needed, according to CPRE

4 June 2020: Over two-thirds want to see local green spaces enhanced, we find