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CPRE Local election manifesto 2019

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 2019 local 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.



Fieldwork: Spring 2016

In this issue: Tips from pioneering Neighbourhood Plans; a proposal for improving the New Homes Bonus ; expert advice on Tree Preservation Orders and CPRE’s recommendations for reforming the National Planning Policy Framework


Fieldwork: Spring 2017

In this issue: South Downs sell-off averted; discussing the future of farming; tips on how to support local food; investing in a greener Green Belt; the latest campaign news from parish to Parliament.


Fieldwork: Spring 2018

In this issue: Revising national planning policy; campaigning for a Green Belt for Norwich; how to build houses and save the countryside; capturing land value uplift in rural areas; the latest on CPRE's 'brownfield first' campaign; and a look at the facts on the urbanisation of England.


Fieldwork: Spring 2019

In this issue: The future of our protected landscapes; the state of brownfield in 2019; why we need more integrated transport; a blueprint for locally-led placemaking; assesssing 'Biodiversity Net Gain'; planning to restore our soils; the decline of rural services.


Fieldwork: Summer 2015

In this issue: Cleaning up Yorkshire; engaging the next generation of campaigners; delivering CPRE's charter to Downing Street; the campaign for a community right of appeal; the latest on England's changing land use


Fieldwork: Summer 2016

In this issue: A new model for English farming; the latest news from parish to Parliament; tips on monitoring and evaluating campaigns; an update on progress towards our 2026 Vision; and the case for 'PTOD' (public transport oriented development)


Fieldwork: Summer 2017

In this issue: Good news for dark skies in Cornwall; World Heritage status for the Lakes; protecting landscapes in Neighbourhood Plans; the latest on devolution; a Supreme Court judgement on planning; and the latest campaign news and ideas from parish to Parliament.


Fieldwork: Summer 2018

In this issue: rural-proofing Local Enterprise Partnerships; tackling the plastic waste problem; supporting parish campaigns; improving wildlife in National Parks; giving communities a say on fracking; the case for greener farming.


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