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Our Work

Our vision is that Hampshire will continue to be a thriving and vibrant community with outstanding landscape and beautiful countryside which are valued and enjoyed by everyone. We work towards this through our campaigning and events that raise awareness. On these pages you will find information about the challenges facing our countryside and what we are doing to address them, in conjunction with our partners.

Act Now To Save Our Beautiful Landscape

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The Hampshire countryside is facing a new threat. The government has recently published a draft National Planning Policy Framework. CPRE Hampshire, like the National Trust and other environmental bodies, will be responding vigorously to the Framework and urges everyone who values Hampshire's beautiful landscape to do the same. Join us in this battle for our children's legacy.

Latest: The government consultation on the National Planning Framework has now closed. CPRE Hampshire has submitted a detailed 38-page response to the consultation. Read it here (pdf).

There are three easy steps to make your views known:

  1. Send a letter to your local MP and local councillors - click here for a template letter (RTF format for word processing) or click here template for emailing your MP
  2. Support our Hampshire campaign by joining CPRE Hampshire - see our leaflet and application form (PDF)
  3. Sign up to the National Trust petition (link takes you to the National Trust petition website).

Thank you for you support. See also:

CPRE Hampshire's briefing: 10-point summary :: Briefing in full (pp2 PDF)
CPRE Hampshire Press Releases: 20 Sep - 11 Aug
CPRE Press Release (national) :: CPRE planning charter (PDF).

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CPRE Policies

CPRE have a number of national policies and position statements on various areas of our work. As well as the planning policy (see link on right), there are policies on topics as varied as transport, hedgerows, onshore wind turbines and more.

You'll find links to the relevant policies on the main topic pages, or see the full list on the CPRE Policy Position Statements page at the CPRE national website.

Campaigns Update

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Our biggest recent campaign has been in Fareham, South Hampshire. CPRE Hampshire has been busy working on behalf of the community to oppose the Strategic Development Area (SDA) proposal for 7000 plus homes on fine agricultural countryside, north of Fareham between the parishes of Wickham & Knowle. Read more...

We have had success in Petersfield, where our longstanding objections to development of the Reserve Sites, which extend out into the new national park, were supported by the South Downs National Park Authority and accepted by the District Council. This has meant that applications for 3 of the 4 sites have been refused by EHDC, by unanimous vote. The final application is awaited, and there may yet be appeals by developers. Read more ...

We have been supporting the 'Save Barton Farm Group' at the Appeal by Carla Homes concerning the development of Barton Farm for 2000 homes, north Winchester. Read more ...

We are also due to launch two sustainable transport pilots, in support of CPRE's toolkit which will be sent to all members Parishes in July. More to follow...

Stopping the Drop in East Hampshire

flytipping Fly-tipping is a blight on our countryside, especially so in the new South Downs National Park. Not only is it unsightly but it is an irresponsible and criminal activity which can harm people, wildlife and farm animals. It costs the taxpayer, farmers and landowners over £100 million to clear up each year.

We are spearheading a ground-breaking project in twelve East Hampshire parishes in conjunction with the NFU and CLA, supported by the Environment Agency and East Hampshire District Council

Read more ...

CPRE Celebrates our new National Park

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Bill Bryson at Harting Down - pointing out the landscape of the West Weald that the South Downs Campaign succeeded in getting included within the new national park

We celebrated the birth of this new national park at a special reception on 31st March 2010. We were particularly pleased to have succeeded in including the Western Weald within the boundaries. This was the culmination of efforts by other parts of CPRE, including national support from CPRE President, Bill Bryson. CPRE was also a founding member of the South Downs Campaign.

A celebration to remember   ::  South Downs pages

This page last updated 30th September 2011.



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