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Making it happen - More inspirational developments needed to meet rural social housing needs

Making it happen - More inspirational developments needed to meet rural social housing needs

13 March 2019

CPRE Gloucestershire’s Rural Excellence Award 2019 Scheme is now open for nominations. The Awards panel are hoping to encourage nominations from teams of professionals who are tackling significant rural issues like affordable rented housing. ‘The example set by the 100% affordable housing development at Whittington Close, St Briavels, last year, is an inspirational illustration of the local District Council working with partners to provide nine rental properties, meeting an identified housing need,’ comments Richard Lloyd, Vice Chair of CPRE Gloucestershire.

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Cosmic census gets  the nation counting stars

Cosmic census gets the nation counting stars

1 February 2019

CPRE is inviting everyone to take part in Star Count 2019 to help map our magical dark skies. The nationwide Star Count, which is also supported by the British Astronomical Association, goes live tomorrow, and will be running for the first three weeks of February (Saturday 2 February – Saturday 23 February)

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New CPRE member's passion for walls

New CPRE member's passion for walls

9 January 2019

I recently had the privilege of interviewing a new CPRE Gloucestershire member, Chris Leach, who is a well-known face around the Cotswolds. Chris is a true example of someone who found a rural passion and turned it into his job. Those of you who are lucky enough to combine passion with employment will know it does not come quickly or easily. It often takes hours, even years, of dedication and considerable experience but always accompanied with a love of what you do. Chris is no exception and now builds and restores Cotswold dry-stone walls all over Gloucestershire and beyond.

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CPRE Rural Excellence Awards celebrate affordable housing

CPRE Rural Excellence Awards celebrate affordable housing

9 October 2018

This year CPRE Gloucestershire Rural Excellence Awards were given to a broad range of projects but there was a significant celebration of affordable housing in the County. “At a time when we are seeing wrong houses being built in the wrong places across the County, it is encouraging for us to recognise well designed, well built affordable housing in Gloucestershire,” commented Professor Patricia Broadfoot, Chair of CPRE Gloucestershire. “This is how it can be done. These are showcases of housing designed for our young people, young families and communities. We need to shout out about it,” continues Professor Broadfoot. 

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