Gloucestershire Campaign to Protect Rural England

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

5 February 2016

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

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

13 March 2015

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) Gloucestershire branch has welcomed the planning inspector’s dismissal of an appeal against the Forest of Dean District Council’s refusal of planning permission to install 20 hectares of polytunnels at Redmarley.

20 February 2015

Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) Gloucestershire, which fought a long battle with developer Gladman over its plans to build over 100 houses on Baxter’s Field, Stroud overlooking the renowned Slad Valley, is celebrating after the developer withdrew its challenge to Stroud District Council’s rejection of its development plans.

26 January 2015

CPRE was profoundly disappointed to learn that Eric Pickles had decided to allow the Javelin Park incinerator appeal. But, in a last minute attempt to stop this poorly conceived development, we encourage everyone to sign the e-petition demanding that the County Council terminate the contract with UBB in order to explore less environmentally intrusive options.

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