Major campaign success as planning changes give more power to communities

Building site: Cambridge UK by Prisoner 5413 is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.

"Building site: Cambridge UK" by Prisoner 5413 is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.

The government has set out new measures in the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill which gives communities more say on…

Environment Agency update on Drought in East Anglia

We attended the Environment Agency’s (EA) Drought update briefing on 11th November.  This meeting discussed the latest water situation reports and heard about the Environment Agency’s expectations for winter recharge. It was noted that the region has benefitted from recent rainfall and in some catchments we may be beginning to see the first signs of groundwater recharge.  The EA will…

Lawrence Wragg 1943 -2022

Lawrence Wragg long service award

Lawrence Wragg receiving the long service award 2015

It is with great sadness that we announce that one of Cambridgeshire’s leading countryside campaigners and a stalwart CPRE supporter, Lawrence Wragg, has died at the age of 78.


CPRE’s hedgerows petition handed in to DEFRA

Hedgerow petition - Jess Hurd

National and local CPRE staff head towards Defra (Copyright Jess Hurd)

A petition signed by almost 50,000 supporters has been handed to Edward Barker, Defra’s Director of Natural…

Transport Action Network A428 Challenge Crowdfunding appeal: Halt climate chaos and the attack on nature

Transport Action Network has launched a fundraising appeal to support their legal challenge to the construction of the £1billion A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet improvement, part of the supposedly cancelled Oxford-Cambridge Expressway. To find out more, to get involved or to make a donation go to