Standing Up For Your Countryside
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.
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.
Proposals for a new town (the size of Petersfield) north of Fareham
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...
Reserve housing sites in Petersfield
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 ...
Save Barton Farm
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. We heard in September that the developer's appeal had been unsuccessful. HOwever this site is still under threat in the medium to long-term. Read more ...
Stopping the Drop in East Hampshire
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
CPRE Celebrates our new National Park
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.
This page last updated 6th December 2011.
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