Gloucestershire Campaign to Protect Rural England

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Our misson is to protect and enhance Gloucestershire's countryside.

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.

Unlike many environmental charities, CPRE has no vested interests – we own no land, rely solely on donations and grants, and are politically independent.  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.   Gloucestershire Branch has set out a vision for the countyside in 2026, drawn from CPRE's national vision.  You can view the vision here.

CPRE Gloucestershire Branch has seven District Groups: Berkeley Vale; Cheltenham, Gloucester and Tewkesbury; Forest of Dean; North Cotswolds; South Cotswolds; Stroud; and Tetbury.

We’re an environmental charity, with over 200 local groups, a branch in every county and 60,000 members and supporters – including more than 2,000 affiliated parish councils.

Look here for infomation on Who's who in Gloucestershire Branch

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