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Latest Press Releases

Below are press releases issued by CPRE Hampshire. You'll also find CPRE national press releases at the CPRE national website (open in new tab or window), and some release from CPRE Hampshire parters on the partners' press release pages.

Please note - these press releases are as issued and therefore have the contacts and office phone number at the time. From March 2014 our new phone number is 01962 841897.


21 May: Singers in harmony with countryside charity

15 May: Volunteer receives CPRE Countryside Medal for web services

14 May: Welborne - A Deeply Flawed Plan

11 May: Creator of Eros and Gandhi statues hosts CPRE Hampshire

23 Apr: Vocal group to sing for leading countryside charity

14 Apr: CPRE chair to talk in Hampshire

26 Mar: 2015 CPRE Hampshire Countryside Awards open for entries

  9 Mar: Targeting the countryside: CPRE Hampshire urges MPs to act

13 Feb: CPRE calls for better protection of countryside

19 Jan: Douglas Paterson, Hampshire farmer to talk to CPRE in Stockbridge


22 Dec: Test Valley housing plans queried

18 Dec: Trustees gather at CPRE Hampshire strategy day

15 Dec: CPRE supports green development at Horndean

  6 Nov: What a Waste of Space! Your chance to help the national campaign

  4 Nov: CPRE says Hart should look again at housing options

17 Oct: Young poets rewarded at CPRE Hampshire prize giving

30 Sep: Outstanding projects recognised at CPRE Hampshire Countryside Awards

29 Sep: Dominic Cole to give talk for countryside charity

18 Aug: CPRE judges go ‘Roundabout’ to find a countryside award winner

10 Jul: Industry professionals join charity as new volunteer trustees

  9 Jun: Solar Farms Planning Practice workshop

  3 Jun: CPRE calls for effective regulation of shale oil exploration

29 May: Radian and CPRE Hampshire announce new award for green buildings

27 May: CPRE wants children’s sunny poems

10 May: Dominic Cole to give talk for countryside charity

29 Apr: Planning reforms and wind farms on agenda for CPRE

28 Apr: Local food essential for sustainable local future

10 Apr: CPRE members challenge basis of Test Valley Local Plan

31 Mar: New category and sponsors for Countryside Awards

  6 Mar: CPRE president captivates charity audience

  3 Mar: Sir Andrew Motion launches new CPRE competition

28 Feb: CPRE expert talks on fracking in Hampshire

10 Feb: Still time to book for poet’s talk

17 Jan: Sky is the limit for greenfield housing, warns CPRE

  6 Jan: Landscape architect takes the helm at CPRE Hampshire


  9 Dec: CPRE President, former Poet Laureate, to visit Hampshire

  1 Oct: Countryside Awards go from strength to strength

23 Sep: Finalists hopeful of Countryside Award

  6 Sep: Amazon expert to visit Hampshire

  6 Sep: New President looks forward to countryside challenges

12 Aug: Hampshire’s housing land supply good, says CPRE

24 Jul: CPRE Hampshire visitors see how farming should be

22 Jul: All aboard for countryside fundraiser

12 Jul: Heritage alive and well at Avington

  8 Jul: Final call for business and community countryside award entries

18 Jun: One month left to enter Countryside Awards

  3 Jun: Earl to be new president of CPRE Hampshire

23 May: CPRE members meet 'Churchill's Sculptor'

30 Apr: Country-born campaigners respond to plans for new town

30 Apr: CPRE to hold community-led planning seminar

28 Mar: New leaders take charge at Hampshire charity

21 Mar: Rare chance to visit ‘Hampshire’s Grand Chateau’

16 Mar: Is this really the plan? First anniversary of the NPPF

11 Feb: Steve's Leaves and CPRE announce nature-friendly awards

  8 Feb: Countryside business heroes invited to enter CPRE Hampshire awards

10 Jan: Eden Project director to give talk on Amazon


24 Dec: CPRE planning group gets ready for 2013

26 Oct: CPRE wants new countryside policy in the new Local Plan

25 Oct: CPRE wants Greenfield land protected

22 Oct: Conservation partnership for countryside and gardens

  1 Oct: Countryside projects celebrated at awards evening

24 Sep: Local communities recognised in Countryside Awards:
             North - South - East - West - Central - Fleet

25 Jun: Three weeks left to enter Hampshire Countryside Awards

22 May: Hampshire market town first to do independent food study

  9 May: Natural history museum partners CPRE Hampshire

  3 May: Tom Davis to talk on Southern Chalk Streams

26 Apr: Smiths Gore sponsors CPRE rural enterprise award

24 Apr: Have a go on an electric bike: Buriton village pond

  3 Apr: Take a spin on a new South Downs electric bicycle

29 Mar: Press Statement: National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)

16 Mar: Countryside Awards look to the young - our future

16 Mar: Three conservation charities launch 'Eyes and Ears' scheme

  9 Mar: Saving the planet's resources: an evening lecture

21 Feb: Conservation partnership for countryside and gardens

  7 Feb: Hotels, pubs and tourist venues sought as E-bike hire points

12 Jan: Lord Selborne to talk on 'Our Crowded Planet - What must give?'


21 Dec: Planning Reforms 'Unbalanced'

15 Nov: Development pressure unnecessary in Liphook says CPRE

  9 Nov: Hampshire's rural economy is top priority for new partnership

  7 Oct: Silence of the plans risks horror story in the Test Valley

  4 Oct: Silence of the plans risks horror story in Winchester

  4 Oct: Winchester winners at CPRE Hampshire Countryside Awards

  3 Oct: BTCV Hayling Island project wins CPRE Hampshire Countryside Award

  3 Oct: Tunworth Cheese takes Award for Rural Enterprise

  1 Oct: Silence of the plans risks horror story in Havant

29 Sep: National planning changes would affect Barton Farm

20 Sep: CPRE's local planning campaign at full throttle: North Hampshire - South Hampshire - East Hampshire - Central Hampshire - Test Valley

11 Aug: Protecting Hampshire's countryside - entrants shortlisted

  9 Aug: Countryside faces biggest threat in 60 years

  1 Aug: Campaigners welcome Inspector's green guidance for new town north of Fareham

24 Jun: Oyster Opera tickets available at One Tree Books

10 Jun: Green cycling initiative up for countryside award

  6 Jun: An enchanted evening in the Glyndebourne

25 May: CPRE invites more schools and groups to enter Countryside Awards for Hampshire

15 Apr: Would you give up your car for an electric bike?

29 Mar: Fly-spotters reach final 3 months of pilot scheme

  1 Mar: "Steve's Leaves" is proud to be first corporate sponsor of CPRE Hampshire Countryside Awards

17 Feb: CPRE dismayed at decision to allow more business flights at Farnborough Airport

15 Feb: Campaigners call for Public Inquiry to Stop Fareham New Town

25 Jan: Hundreds of residents sign petition to Stop Fareham New Town

Earlier Press Releases

Earlier press releases can be found at our archive website. Please note that on the archive website, some contact details have changed and not all external links are now valid.

See the Media Office page for details of up to date contacts and background information on CPRE Hampshire and its work.

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