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We value the Buckinghamshire countryside for its beauty, diversity and tranquillity. We want our countryside to be used and valued by everyone, and for people to be in tune with the environment and aware of their impact on it.

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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.

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How we travel and plan transport impacts on the environment and our quality of life. More roads can scar the landscape and the increase in flights is shattering tranquillity. We need to plan our transport that puts new housing, jobs, shops and services close to public transport or within easy walking or cycling distance.

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Farming and food

Farming isn't just about producing food, farmers help maintain the unique character of the English landscape with its hedgerows meadows, woods, and traditional barns. Buying locally produced food can help ensure a thriving future for farming.

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Energy and waste

Reliance on non-renewable energy sources and high levels of waste production are damaging the environment. We campaign for better energy efficiency, a reduction in overall consumption and sustainable waste management.

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Thursday, 21 June 2018 15:01 Written by Janet Allen

Facing a local planning threat?

Have you heard about a development that threatens the countryside?


Get in touch! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let us know your concerns. We can only consider significant development proposals; that is proposals that are significant in size and/or impact on the countryside, but let us know and we will advise if we can support you.


Put it on the map! Our Protect Buckinghamshire Map features information on most of the development we've heard about. If your threat is already shown on the map, please check that we've got the info right. If it's not there, or if needs updating, pleaseThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let us know the details.


Get active. The CPRE have put together this excellent website, Planning Help, to help you understand the planning process, including eight simple steps to guide you through commenting on a planning application.

Take a look at your Local Plan. This sets out the guidelines your local authority has set for development in your area. Does the development you're concerned contradict the standards and priorities established in your Local Plan?

If you have particular concerns, contact your local councillor or MP. This website, WriteToThem, can provide you with useful contact details.


Spread the word. Contact your friends. If you're good at social media, we have a Twitter stream and a Facebook page that you can post to. Or write to your local newspaper.


Join us! Together we can protect this county's unique countryside.

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