Housing and Planning

Good land-use planning is the unsung hero of environmental protection. Good planning can help slow the growth in road traffic, encourage urban regeneration, curb urban sprawl, protect the beauty and tranquillity of the countryside and safeguard wildlife habitats.

CPRE report shows that Brownfield land for 1.2 million homes is lying dormant

Brownfield Land by russelljsmith is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Brownfield land by russelljsmith is licensed under CC BY 2.0

As the affordable housing crisis deepens, CPRE’s 2022 state of brownfield report has found – yet again – that the number of new homes that could be built on brownfield…

Appeal to build 70 houses in Haddenham dismissed

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We are pleased to report that an application for 70 homes in the village of Haddenham,…

‘Deregulation on steroids’ – CPRE’s response to planned investment zones

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Kwasi Kwarteng, the new chancellor, has announced plans which strip away the protection of the planning system from swathes of the countryside. These new ‘investment zones’ will threaten many of our most loved landscapes.   …