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Planning support

We scrutinise planning applications and make representations where development would be particularly harmful with regards to the sustainability of the location and/or the impact of development on the landscape. How do we do this?

Our planning work is carried out by our dedicated and passionate volunteer District committees. You will have a committee in your area of Gloucestershire:

Berkeley Vale | Cheltenham, Gloucester & Tewkesbury | Forest of Dean | North Cotswolds | South Cotswolds & Tetbury | Stroud

We do sometimes receive requests from members & supporters to support them in objecting to a planning application. We are proud of our reputation for objectivity and soundness in land use planning. We can and will only offer support where it is compatible with our own evaluation and justifies use of our limited resources.

Submitting land use planning representations can require a substantial input of time, not just in preparing our input, but also in assessing the large volumes of documentation submitted by others.

We are fortunate that our District Committees are made up of volunteers with a good degree of background knowledge and expertise to ensure that our views are taken seriously by planning authorities and, where relevant, by a planning inspector. Please note that not all CPRE Gloucestershire Districts coincide with planning authority boundaries.

For planning support or contact with your District Committee, please email the office at