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Tuesday, 23 January 2018 00:00

Latest newsletter

CPRE Hertfordshire members receive our newsletters and annual report, keeping them up-to-date with our work of standing up for the Hertfordshire countryside. You can also read and download our publications here. More CPRE publications on key issues.


Thursday, 08 May 2014 00:00

A little rough guide around the hedges

Why our hedgerows matter and how you can help
This guide is a celebration of hedgerows. We wanted to share our passion for them and encourage more people to care about them too. And to entice you further, we’ve included a handy hedgerow plant identifier for when you’re next exploring our beautiful countryside.

Monday, 01 August 2011 00:00

How to respond to planning applications

Most significant developments in the United Kingdom require planning permission from a local planning authority. This process usually involves the submission of a planning application. As a member of the public, you are entitled to examine and comment on planning applications as they are made. This is your chance to press for planning decisions that work for the good of the environment and your local community. This guide tells you how to find out more about a planning application and — if necessary — how you can take action.

April 2013 

Secretary of State orders re-opening of Public Inquiry into West of Stevenage (March 2013): Eric Pickles has ordered the re-opening of an inquiry into a proposal to build 3,600 houses to the west of Stevenage - one of the strategic sites in NHDC's current consultation

Monday, 24 December 2012 00:00

Landbanking: Successful Prosecution

January 2013

Two men engaged in a landbanking fraud were gaoled at Isleworth Court in December 2012

Secretary of State Eric Pickles announced in December 2012 that he is 'minded to approve' Helioslough's proposal for a Strategic Rail Freight Interchange in the Green Belt at Radlett.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 00:00

St Albans Green Belt at Risk Again

13 December 2012

Countryside campaigners CPRE Hertfordshire are deeply concerned at the implications of the decision by St Albans District Council on 28 November to shelve its Strategic Local Plan.

We believe a beautiful, thriving countryside is important for everyone, no matter where they live. Millions of town and city dwellers recharge their batteries with a walk or a bike ride in the local Green Belt, spend weekends and holidays in our National Parks, or enjoy fresh local produce. People who live in rural areas keep our countryside beautiful and productive.

The countryside is unique, essential, precious and finite – and it’s in danger. Every year, a little more is lost forever to urban sprawl, new roads, housing and other developments. Rural shops and services are closing, and increasingly intensive farming is changing the character of the countryside. Climate change, too, will have serious impacts on the rural environment.

Friday, 02 September 2011 14:37

Our vision for the countryside

Unlike many environmental charities, CPRE has no vested interests – we own no land, rely solely on donations and grants, and are politically independent. We make decisions with the head not the heart, as much as we love the countryside, and we are possibly the only green group which has a completely holistic approach. Planning, in particular, is all about looking at the bigger picture, and our wide remit means we have to consider the whole of the country – rural and urban – when creating policy.

Friday, 26 August 2011 15:31

Latest volunteering opportunities

CPRE Hertfordshire's strength lies with the team of volunteers who support our work to protect Hertfordshire's countryside, can you help?

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