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Local Group Web Manager:Jo Simson - CPRE Hertfordshire
Local Group Web Manager:Jo Simson

Local Group Web Manager:Jo Simson

This email is being sent to CPRE Hertfordshire Members and Supporters in Welwyn Hatfield and Neighbouring  Areas

PLEASE NOTE that the closing date for comments on the Draft Welwyn Hatfield Local Plan (Proposed Changes) consultation has been changed from 1st April to Friday 1st May at 5pm.


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Planning Team

CPRE Hertfordshire

Stevenage - Future Town, Future Transport Consultation

Thursday, 12 March 2009 10:50

A414 Corridor Strategy Consultation

CPRE Comments A414 Corridor Strategy Consultation


Thursday, 22 November 2018 13:05

90th Anniversary a Year of Celebration

CPRE Hertfordshire is the county branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England. Founded in 1928, we are a separate registered charity.  Our part time staff and volunteers strive to celebrate and protect Hertfordshire's countryside for all to enjoy.
Throughout 2018 we have tried to mark this achievement in a variety of ways, we started with a new logo which heralded our achievement on a daily basis and we have started to publish a series of articles about our history on our website. It makes good reading so please do take a look.

A guided walk, led by Kevin FitzGerald, took place on Easter Monday in very inclement weather.  It was attended by a few hardy souls who were rewarded with amazing views of the Hertfordshire Countryside, a reminder of how precious it is and how important to continue trying to preserve it for future generations.
In mid-June, Elizabeth Hamilton gave an illustrated talk, it is the third year we have hosted a CPRE Hertfordshire talk during Welwyn Festival Week in the lovely Church Hall.  This is now becoming a regular and popular event in the festival calendar and gave Elizabeth the opportunity to tell a new audience about our History.
Our main event was an evening reception in July, we were joined by many members and local dignitaries who helped us to celebrate. There was a party atmosphere with sparkling wine, canapés and birthday cupcakes.  The final event was the 2018 AGM in September where a beautiful cake was cut and enjoyed by all.
90 years standing up for and striving to protect Rural Hertfordshire is an amazing achievement and we thank each and every one of you for supporting us in so many ways. 
We hope you were able to join us for at least one event in 2018.
Thanks to your support we look forward to continuing for many years to come.
CPRE Herts. responses to significant planning applications in March 2018 are stored here

The April site is situated in the Green Belt between Bragbury End and Hooks Cross to the southeast of Stevenage, where a new development of 550 homes is proposed. The walk starts and finishes in the village of Aston, and if timed for late April or early May should feature bluebells in Astonbury Woods.

Throughout 2018, our walk each month will feature the corresponding site in our "Countryside Under Threat" calendar. Our aim is to highlight these sites and raise their profile in aid of local campaigns to prevent their inappropriate development.

 This 4.2 mile circular walk was devised by CPRE Herts' Trustee Eliza Hermann.


Tuesday, 20 March 2018 10:49

Keeping your data safe

General Data Protection Regulations – how we protect you data.  We are committed to keeping private all of the data that we have on members.


Read more here



2018 marks our 90th Anniversary and we would like to invite you, our supporters, to join us in celebrating.

Kevin FitzGerald, our Hon. Director, led a circular walk from The Lion PH in Eastwick on Bank Holiday Monday, 2 April.

In June Elizabeth Hamilton will be giving an illustrated talk about the role played by CPRE both nationally and locally (more details here).


Other events are planned   Read more


The walk of just over 5½ miles starts and finishes in Eastwick, just off the A414 road 7 miles east of Hertford. The route climbs onto the high land to the north of the Stort valley, taking in Gilston Park and the remote Gilston church, the World War Two airfield at Hundson and Hunsdon village, before returning to Eastwick. It mostly crosses agricultural land and the paths can be muddy after wet weather. There is one stile.

Throughout 2018, our walk each month will feature the corresponding site in our "Countryside Under Threat" calendar. Our aim is to highlight these sites and raise their profile in aid of local campaigns to prevent their inappropriate development.



Please see below the comments of Campaign to Protect Rural England Hertfordshire, referred to below as CPRE, on the Consultation Draft Plan

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