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Nicola Revolta

Nicola Revolta

CPRE Hampshire have released a report questioning the worth of the ‘strategic gaps’ used to protect areas of land in South Hampshire.

Monday, 14 January 2019 16:05

Campaign Updates

Latest Updates from the South Hampshire Green Belt Campaign

We are delighted to annouce that PUSH Chairman and Leader for Fareham Borough Council, Cllr Sean Woodward has issued a positve response to our Strategic Gaps Report.  In a comment to local news, Cllr Woodard responded: ' I would love to have a Green Belt in Hampshire and I agree that Strategic Gaps don’t work. I would love to see this resolved in the next one to two years and it is something that we are working towards at the moment.’

A fantastic response in favour of a South Hampshire Green Belt - and brilliant to have a time-frame to hold our Council Leaders to. 

January 2019 

Following on from the success in December, CPRE Hampshire have commissioned a report into the effectiveness of Local and Strategic Gaps -  the measures used in South Hampshire to safeguard our precious green spaces. These Gaps offer no legal protection and have been gradually nibbled away, with some now measuring only metres. 

Read more about in Current News

Read the full report below. 


December 2018

The campaign continues to move forward with December 2018 seeing us hand-in our petiton of over 13,500 signatures from local people in favour of the Green Belt. 

The petition was presented to Cllr Sean Woodward, Chair of PUSH ahead of the Joint Committee meeting on 4th December. This came ahead of a key decision from the Partnership for Urban South Hampshire (PUSH), a Joint Committee of our local councils and decision makers, to determine whether to continue to support the adoption of a South Hampshire Green Belt.

Councillor Woodward, a long-time champion of the idea of the Green Belt, was joined by his fellow elected Leaders from South Hampshire to receive the outcomes from a report exploring the ‘justification for considering a Green Belt.'

The Joint Committee agreed that the Green Belt must now be included as a key part of the work that will form the Statement of Common Ground.  This will mean that the adoption of a Green Belt will be given serious consideration as part of their ongoing plans for the sustainable development of the PUSH region. Considerable work needs to be done to determine exactly how Green Belt could be introduced in South Hampshire and Council Leaders have shown their commitment to further exploration.

CPRE Hampshire Chair Dee Haas was pleased by the outcome. ‘Our discussions with PUSH have always been very positive, with Cllr Woodward being a strong voice of support for the adoption of a Green Belt in South Hampshire. Although not giving a definitive decision, this is a great step forward for us.'

Read more about the meeting in our news section


Thursday, 10 January 2019 16:37

We are looking for a new Chief Executive

If you are passionate about the countryside and want to work towards positive change to enhance and protect the Hampshire environment we want to hear from you.

As a pro-active self-starter and team motivator with strong strategic vision and the drive to champion campaigns, you will enjoy working with Trustees, volunteers and staff members to lead our organisation at this exciting time. 

You will need excellent communication and interpersonal skills, experience in campaigning and a working knowledge of the UK planning system (or a willingness to learn). You will need to be comfortable working with a range of stakeholders from council leaders, corporate sponsors and partners to volunteers, members and the public.

You will also be good at networking, able to influence others in support of the charity objectives, happy to travel and attend occasional meetings at evening and weekends.

The post is flexible and is offered on the basis of a four-day working week.

If you are interested, please download the recruitment pack. For an informal discussion please get in touch with the branch office: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01962 841897.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 13th February 2019 and interviews will be on Wednesday 20th February 2019 in Winchester.

For more information, please read the recruitment pack below. 

Monday, 07 January 2019 14:26

Winchester Cattle Market Car Boot Sale

Sunday 28 April 2019

Winchester Cattle Market, Worthy Lane

From 8am

Monday, 07 January 2019 13:47

CPRE Hampshire AGM

Saturday 18 May 2019 

Monday, 07 January 2019 12:57

Kit Malthouse Event

Friday 8 February 2019

10am - 12pm 

St Mary Bourne Village Centre, St Mary Bourne, Andover.  

Monday, 07 January 2019 11:10

December e-Newsletter


Your monthly e-news from the charity that stands up for the Hampshire countryside.

The South West of the county is facing a water shortage. CPRE Hampshire member and water expert Moya Grove gives us the latest update on the situation. 

Wednesday, 05 December 2018 16:46

November e-Newsletter


Your monthly e-news from the charity that stands up for the Hampshire countryside.

PUSH committee meet to decide fate of the countryside. 

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