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…

Take part in Hedgerow Help Out

father and daughter look at hedgerow plants

Join in with our Hedgelife Help Out between 1 and 31 May and help us build a nationwide picture of how healthy our hedgerows are.  It’s easy and enjoyable to do – see more

Star Count 2023 – the results are in!

Star Count 2023

Image copyright Jess Hurd

The results of the 2023 Star Count show that only one in 20 of us can enjoy a starry sky. 76 people took part in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, and the results show that we are broadly in line with the national outlook.    For more information…