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Press release: Proposed £3.5bn road scheme unjustified
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Date: Mon 20-Mar-2017, 13:51
Proposed £3.5bn road scheme that will cut through the Aylesbury Vale countryside is unjustified, says campaigners

Landmark research shows scant evidence that road schemes produce economic benefits, but that they increase traffic dramatically and damage the countryside.

New volunteer opportunities!
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Date: Wed 08-Feb-2017, 13:54

Are you passionate about standing up for the countryside? Then we have an opportunity for you!

We are looking for proactive and enthusiastic volunteers to support us in our campaigns and planning work. 

Press release: ‘Nobody wants to build on the Chilterns’, or do they?
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Date: Wed 08-Feb-2017, 10:03

The Buckinghamshire branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has broadly welcomed yesterday’s Housing White Paper, and in particular the confirmation that the green belt is to ‘keep all its existing protections’.

What's happening across the county
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Date: Tue 31-Jan-2017, 17:04

Read our latest e-bulletin on planning matters from across Buckinghamshire. 

This winter edition covers planning updates from each district and news on the Aylesbury Garden Town announcement, HS2 updates and the proposed East West corridor between Oxford and Cambridge.

Aylesbury announced as new Garden Town in Government plans
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Date: Mon 02-Jan-2017, 10:03

On 2 January the Government announced plans for Aylesbury to be given Garden Town status. The announcement included plans for two other garden towns, in Taunton and Harlow and Gilston, and 14 new garden villages.

CPRE response to the Chiltern and South Bucks Local Plan consultation
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Date: Mon 12-Dec-2016, 14:05
CPRE Buckinghamshire has submitted a response to the Chiltern and South Bucks Local Plan consultation on Green Belt Preferred Options. The consultation ended on 12 December 2016.

For our full response click here.

Press release: Unprecedented threat to Buckinghamshire Green Belt
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Date: Tue 22-Nov-2016, 13:51

The Buckinghamshire Green Belt is under huge threat as two councils are considering releasing significant amounts for development.

Chiltern and South Bucks District Councils have gone out for public consultation to seek views on potentially releasing over 1000 acres of Green Belt for housing and commercial development.

Rt Hon Cheryl Gillan MP announced as new CPRE Bucks President
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Date: Tue 08-Nov-2016, 17:51
We are pleased to announce that The Rt Hon Cheryl Gillan MP for Amersham and Chesham has been appointed as our new President.

Mrs Gillan was formally elected at the CPRE Bucks AGM on Saturday 5 November 2016 where she gave a keynote address and was welcomed into her new role.

News from across the county: Autumn update
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Date: Tue 08-Nov-2016, 17:04
Read our latest e-bulletin on planning matters from across Buckinghamshire. 

This autumn edition covers planning updates from each district and news on the latest Local Plan proposals.

More than a million homes possible on suitable brownfield land
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Date: Wed 02-Nov-2016, 17:25

New figures show big increase in brownfield sites available for housing.

New research published today by CPRE shows that suitable brownfield sites across England can provide at least 1.1 million new homes.

HS2 Update - 10 October 2016
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Date: Mon 10-Oct-2016, 12:00
This HS2 update looks at the House of Lords Select Committee hearings and surveying by HS2 contractors that has started in Buckinghamshire. 

New design guide will help solar panels shine
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Date: Tue 04-Oct-2016, 14:33

CPRE national office and the BRE National Solar Centre have published a new guide and summary leaflet on solar design, showing how solar panels on buildings can look good whatever the structure or surrounding landscape.

HS2 Update, July 2016
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Date: Mon 25-Jul-2016, 12:00
This E-update looks at the ongoing Locus Standi challenges and House of Lords Select Committee process and also the appointment of the new Secretary of State for Transport.

EU Referendum
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Date: Sat 02-Jul-2016, 20:29
On 23 June, the nation went to the polls and made the momentous decision to leave the European Union. As a politically neutral organisation, CPRE did not take a stance on what we thought the best outcome would be – our priority as always is to do our utmost to protect the countryside whatever the political landscape. 

A mad dash for infrastructure will cost the countryside dearly
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Date: Sat 14-Jun-2014, 00:00

Following the Queen’s speech today (Wednesday), the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) warns of increasing threats to the countryside.

Responding to proposals to increase housing supply Shaun Spiers, chief executive of CPRE said:

"We need to provide many more homes to meet the needs of a growing population but we need a robust planning system to ensure they are delivered in the best locations.  At present the Government’s planning approach, which too often involves imposing large developments on local communities through planning appeals, is not working.  We welcome measures to encourage the reuse of suitably sited public sector land and small housebuilders."

Solar farm planned for Newport Pagnell
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Date: Fri 06-Jun-2014, 00:00

Green Energy UK has submitted a planning application for a 30-acre solar farm at The Kickles, north of Newport Pagnell. Milton Keynes council had earlier ruled that an environmental impact assessment is not needed for the scheme.

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Date: Wed 14-May-2014, 00:00


We can't be any more direct - this is a critical point in this campaign.

People in Buckinghamshire who are impacted by HS2 have only a short period to make their views known to Parliament before a special committee of MPs begins detailed consideration of the Hybrid Bill authorising construction of Phase 1 of HS2. This process is called "petitioning".

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