Gloucestershire Campaign to Protect Rural England

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6 August 2015

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) Gloucestershire has issued a strong objection to what could be one of the biggest solar farms in the country being built in one of the most stunning areas of Gloucestershire overlooking the River Severn at Awre.


A revised planning application was considered by Forest of Dean District Council on 19th January 2016 and refused.  CPRE's concerns about the impact of the proposals on the character of the area and over the quality of the agricultural land involved featured strongly in the planning balance.

3 August 2015

CPRE launches campaign calling on Government to turn rhetoric into action and protect Green Belt

5 February 2016

Stroud District Council has refused planning permission for an application by Gladman to build 20 houses on Baxter's Field.

27 August 2014

The Joint Core Strategy, which proposes building over 30,000 homes in Gloucester City, Cheltenham Borough and Tewkesbury Borough by 2031 is flawed.  It fails to prioritise the use of derelict and vacant sites, gives no guarantee for the provision of essential infrastructure and affordable housing and poses an unnecessary threat to the Green Belt, according to the Campaign to Protect Rural England’s (CPRE) Gloucestershire Branch. 

30 October 2014

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE)’s Gloucestershire branch is calling for Forest of Dean District Council to stand firm against developers who want to build hundreds of houses on green field sites across the Forest.

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