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Speak out for the countryside you love

Signing our charter will help create a groundswell of support for the countryside and encourage decision-makers to give it the best possible protection. The more public support we get for the charter, the more likely we are to get the affordable housing we need without sacrificing our countryside. Politicians at a local and national level must listen to public opinion and make sure that our irreplaceable countryside can continue to offer a lasting legacy of beauty, tranquillity and wildlife.

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Help save the countryside you love



CPRE’s charter to
save our countryside

England’s countryside is beautiful, irreplaceable and finite. Yet increasingly it is being destroyed by badly planned developments, while local communities are left powerless to protect the places they love.

We must stand together to stop the destruction of England’s countryside. Support our three demands.

Don’t sacrifice our countryside
Our open spaces are being destroyed unnecessarily. Previously developed brownfield sites should be re-used first.

A fair say for communities
The cards are stacked in favour of developers. We want a democratic planning system that gives local people a stronger voice.

More housing – in the right places
The country needs affordable homes. They must be sensitively located, with excellent environmental standards and high quality design.
beautiful countryside view, once it's gone, it's gone forever
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