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

8 April 2019

CPRE welcomes ‘Wilder’, the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trusts’ Manifesto for our county.

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.

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)

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. 

Monday, 16 July 2018 15:18

'There is a Better Way'

Written by Lucy Blyth

CPRE release Alternative Vision for Gloucestershire 2050

16 July 2018

 

The LEP, County Council and University of Gloucestershire have recently presented a vision, Gloucestershire 2050, and are leading a public consultation on its plans. In response to concerns about some of these proposals, CPRE Gloucestershire has recently released its own vision, ‘THERE IS A BETTER WAY’ for the County to 2050.

In its vision, ‘THERE IS A BETTER WAY’, CPRE focuses on the prosperity of the people of Gloucestershire, by increasing the value of their jobs, rather than mass in-migration to fill a hugely increased number of lower value jobs.

11 June 2018

 

The Government sees Neighbourhood Plans as a way forward for rural communities to have a greater influence in securing the right development for their area. Over 500 plans have now been completed in England and passed at a local referendum.  But are they effective in preventing inappropriate development and in encouraging the kind of development sought by rural communities? 

This was the topic of a workshop event on 6thJune jointly hosted by CPRE Gloucestershire, the Gloucestershire Rural Community Council and the Gloucestershire Association of Parish and Town Councils.

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