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About Us

CPRE, The Countryside Charity, works for a beautiful, accessible English countryside that is rich in nature and plays a crucial role in responding to climate change.  With a local CPRE group in every county supported by a national charity, we advocate the kind of countryside we all aspire to: one with sustainable, healthy communities and available to people to enjoy.  We particularly support protection and enhancement of the landscape, rural heritage, tranquillity and the avoidance of light and other forms of pollution.  We urge the re-use of previously-developed ('brownfield') land to be prioritised before building on open countryside but recognise the need for affordable social housing in rural areas.  We support sustainable farming and the contribution it can make to the countryside. CPRE has worked for almost a century to support and promote the countryside by engaging with the planning system, Government agencies, other NGOs and local communities.


Contact Us

This site is brought to you by a consortium of five local branches of CPRE:

CPRE Bedfordshire

Email: info@cprebeds.org.uk

Telephone: 01234 880624

Charity No. 1023435


CPRE Buckinghamshire

Email: office@cprebucks.org.uk

Telephone: 01844 348 829

Charity No. 1163356

CPRE Cambridgeshire & Peterborough

Email: office@cprecambs.org.uk

Telephone: 01480 396 698

Charity No. 242809


CPRE Northamptonshire

Email: info@cprenorthants.org.uk

Telephone: 01604 780 000

Charity No. 1116687


CPRE Oxfordshire

Email: administrator@cpreoxon.org.uk

Telephone: 01491 612079

Charity No. 1093081

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To know more about the Arc and about our work in protecting the countryside, or to make a donation towards our work, please contact your local Branch as above.

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