Gloucestershire Campaign to Protect Rural England

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

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.

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.


10 September 2014

A national campaign to identify derelict sites and vacant land in towns and villages that could be suitable for new homes has come to Gloucestershire.

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. 

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