CPRE calls for land strategy and new planning rules to guard food security

New CPRE research has found that there has been a hundred-fold increase in our best farmland lost to development in little more than a decade, and 60% of our finest agricultural land is at risk of flooding.

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Mike Bratby 1945 -2022

It is with great sadness that we announce that former Chairman of CPRE Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, Mike Bratby, has died at the age of 77. Mike chaired CPRE Cambridgeshire and Peterborough until 2010.

House of Lords visit to Friends of the Cam

We welcomed the visit of Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to a tour organised by Friends of the Cam to explore the damage being done to the River Cam. A number of issues were raised, and a member of our committee was able to attend to represent the views of CPRE Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, in particular our concerns at the scale of development proposed in Waterbeach.

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Ouse Washes Middle Level Barrier Bank raising works

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Voters in a parish poll have shown overwhelming support for Wenny Meadow to be protected from development by being given a Local Green Space designation

Wenny Meadow on the Wenny Road roundabout - Credit: HARRY GOODMAN

Wenny Meadow on the Wenny Road roundabout - Credit: HARRY GOODMAN

Fenland District Council’s cabinet has approved the new draft local…