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Tuesday, 20 March 2018 11:03

State of Brownfield 2018

We have long campaigned for prioritising the use of brownfield land for housing because we believe it stops the waste of precious countryside.

This research examines new brownfield registers, published by 320 local planning authorities in England.

This short briefing sheds some light onto how self-styled ‘land promoters’ make lucrative profits by exploiting the planning system and working against local wishes.

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.

 

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.

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, 13 May 2013 15:15

Planning Explained

England’s planning system shapes new development and the use of land all over the country with the aim of achieving outcomes that are positive for people, the economy and the environment. This guide will help you to get involved in the development of your Local Plan - a key component of the planning system which will be the main influence on how your area changes in the future.

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