Gloucestershire Campaign to Protect Rural England

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This section includes our current press releases and our newsletters and annual reviews.

21 February 2018

Although CPRE welcomes the Government’s commitment to deliver a road scheme to resolve long-standing problems of congestion, road safety and air quality, the environment charity has serious concerns about present proposals.  The environmental sensitivity of the Crickley Hill area cannot be overstated.  As part of the designated Cotswolds AONB, this dramatic landscape has important nationally recognised wildlife habitats and ancient monuments. All these factors demand a road scheme designed to embrace environmental considerations at its very heart rather than as an add on.

12 February 2018

CPRE Gloucestershire has launched its 2018 Rural Excellence Awards scheme at Vegetable Matters, the new North Cotswolds farm Shop in Ebrington.


15 November 2017


Today sees the publication of an independent review by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) and National Association for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) of housing development in England’s AONBs.

8 November 2017

'Building with Nature’ is the UK’s first certification scheme for green infrastructure.  Developed by the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust in partnership with the University of the West of England, it aims to increase the quality of new development to deliver real benefits for communities and the environment.

7 November 2017

The 2017 Tree Charter was launched in Lincoln Castle on 6 November 2017 with the unveiling of the champion Charter Pole, carved by artist Simon Clements.

24 October 2017

CPRE Gloucestershire has celebrated its 10th year of presenting awards.  At a ceremony held at Highnam Court on 4th October, Viscount Bledisloe presented awards to ten projects from all over the county that have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to the environment and to local  communities.

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