Welcome to the Devon Branch of CPRE. We campaign for a sustainable future for the English Countryside, a vital and often undervalued environmental, economic and social asset to the Nation. We are there to support the rural community and those whose lives depend on the countryside, to encourage sensible and sustainable development, to campaign for rural affordable housing, for better transport and an approach to renewable energy, waste management and industrial development that does not despoil the countryside and the rural economy on which we all depend. Devon is the second largest County in England and is geographically, economically and in landscape terms very diverse.
This is no easy task, particularly at a time when the national economy is under strain and the planning system is being drastically changed in pursuit of development, almost at any cost. County, Unitary and District Councils are finding it particularly difficult to cope with the sheer scale and rapidity of these changes and we are beginning to see a tidal wave of development proposals of all sorts, many of which may well cause lasting damage to the countryside and its way of life.
This is a fully inter-active website. Please make use of it. Visit the "Quick Links" below to see what is happening and how to help us do something about it. Go to your Home Page below the Quick Links and find out some of the key issues in your District. The campaigns we mount take much time and effort, almost exclusively by volunteers. If you believe in what we are trying to do we need your help. If you have a skill and some time to spare, or if some planning application is going to affect you, get in touch. If you really support what we are trying to do for you then join us and become part of the team or send us a donation however small. Read our Branch Plan here. Your countryside needs you and we at CPRE Devon can help you make a difference.
"Campaigning for the beauty, tranquillity and diversity of the countryside."
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