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22 Ideas That Saved The English Countryside

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Written by CPRE’s former Chairman Peter Waine and longtime Senior Communications Officer Oliver Hilliam, 22 Ideas That Saved The English Countryside is a chronicle of the once-radical ideas such as National Parks, Green Belts, and Democratic Planning that have saved so much of our countryside.

We have a few remaining copies of this wonderful book that will appeal to anyone interested in English social history and the evolution of modern-day land use planning. Among the “ideas” are Keeping Villages Alive, Rural Planning, The Right to Roam, and Saving Our Forests. Written in a story-telling style, this book is perfect for anyone who is passionate about the countryside.

Published in 2016, this original edition hard-cover has 224 pages and is lavishly illustrated with contemporary photography and archive material.

We are selling our remaining stock of 22 Ideas That Saved The English Countryside at the discounted price of £15 per copy, plus £3 packaging and postage per total merchandise order. (The book had a regular retail price upon publication of £25).

As with all our merchandise, all proceeds help fund our work to protect, promote and enhance the Hertfordshire countryside for everyone’s benefit.

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