CPRE campaigns for a sustainable future for the English countryside, a vital but undervalued environmental, economic and social asset to the nation. We highlight threats and promote positive solutions. Our in-depth research supports active campaigning, and through reasoned argument and lobbying we seek to influence public opinion and decision-makers at every level.
The continued existence and quality of so much of the English landscape is a testament to our 80 years of successful campaigning. CPRE led the campaign to create the town and country planning system, National Parks, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) and Green Belts. Even so, the countryside continues to face a multitude of threats. CPRE campaigns to protect and enhance our landscape heritage for the benefit of all. Our work focuses on:
Our authority is based upon our understanding of the issues facing the countryside, derived from our work for the public benefit over the last 80 years. We aim to be a highly regarded and independent source of information and advice, drawing on a variety of sources — including the expertise and knowledge of our skilled and committed volunteers and staff.
Who we work with
We work at national, regional and local levels with campaigning organisations, government, businesses and individuals. We seek partnerships with those that share our values and goals, and open dialogue with the uncommitted. We challenge those who threaten the countryside.