Our spring 2023 newsletter is here!

The latest issue of our newsletter is available to download here.

In this issue:

  • We celebrate a local campaign win
  • We update you on the Ox-Cam Arc
  • Find out about the Rooftop Renewables campaign
  • Find out how to protect our precious green spaces


Risk of Wildfires in England and Wales raised to “Very High”

Burning grass and trees

Burning grass and trees by Stephen Mitchell

The Met Office fire severity index shows that the wildfire risk has been raised to 'very high' over much of England and parts of Wales, including Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

The current…

Big developers exploiting loophole to build on greenfield land

A new CPRE report shows how some big housing developers are still exploiting a loophole that enables them to appeal against refusal of planning permission, even in our most iconic landscapes.

CPRE is urgently calling for proposed changes to the planning rules that would stop this happening. The proposed change to the National Policy Planning Framework in last December’s consultation would…

East West Rail (EWR) route update

EWR published a route update on 26 May.  More information about the proposals, including details of drop-in events being held in June and July, can be found at

CPRE Rooftop Revolution solar energy campaign

Three pigeons on a roof by Dunnock_D

"Three pigeons on a roof" by Dunnock_D is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

CPRE is running a campaign to urge the government to fully realise the potential of solar on rooftops. A major new CPRE report has found that over half the solar panels needed…