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Calling All Devon Primary Schools – Summer Painting Competition ‘MY OUTDOORS’ 2018

May 13th, 2018

There is still time to enter our painting competition ‘My Outdoors’ – closing date is 22nd June 2018. Barney, our Head Countryside Ambassador, is wearing one of our new Devon Countryside Ambassador Badges with pride. Would you like to win a Devon Countryside Ambassador badge? These badges can be won by primary school children throughout […]

Devon’s Best Churchyard Competition 2018 – closing date for entries 30th April 2018

April 30th, 2018

Devon’s historic churches play a pivotal role in our rural communities and form a unique part of our cherished landscape. After all, they are the only unchanged places in some parishes since Saxon times. Churchyards therefore provide ideal habitats for our precious wildlife. CPRE Devon are pleased to announce a new competition for 2018 to […]

The NPPF Consultation – Dartmoor, Exmoor and our Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty under threat – PLEASE OBJECT.

April 30th, 2018

Did you know that Devon’s National Parks – Dartmoor and Exmoor & our Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are at serious risk from housing developments under new Government proposals, for which consultation ends at 11.45pm on 10th May? The draft of a proposed and revised NPPF (National Planning Policy Framework) is currently out for consultation […]

INTRODUCING BARNEY THE BULL!

February 19th, 2018

We would like to introduce you to a special new member, and Devon’s Head ‘Countryside Ambassador’ – Barney the Bull! He is our new emblem for children (and those young at heart!) who love Devon’s countryside and wish to protect it. Its such a big task, that Barney is looking for help! He would like […]

OUR NEW COMPETITION! Devon’s Best Churchyard Competition 2018 – CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES 30th April 2018

February 16th, 2018

Devon’s historic churches play a pivotal role in our rural communities and form a unique part of our cherished landscape. After all, they are the only unchanged places in some parishes since Saxon times. Churchyards therefore provide ideal habitats for our precious wildlife. CPRE Devon are pleased to announce a new competition for 2018 to […]

The Greater Exeter Strategic Plan – January 2018

January 30th, 2018

180 people attended our seminar on Friday 19th January 2018 at the Gipsy Hill Hotel, Exeter, to learn more about the plans for new housing in Exeter, East Devon, Teignbridge and Mid Devon (The Greater Exeter Strategic Plan. GESP). We are very grateful to Sir Hugo Swire MP for joining us and to Andy Wood […]

New Housing and The Greater Exeter Strategic Plan – Seminar

December 15th, 2017

BREAKING NEWS! SEMINAR NOW FULLY BOOKED! We look forward to seeing all those who have reserved a place. Friday 19th January 2018. 10am-12.30pm. At The Gipsy Hill Hotel, Gipsy Hill Lane, Pinhoe, Exeter EX1 3RN Guest speakers: Rt Hon Sir Hugo Swire MP; Simon Thornley, Project Manager, Greater Exeter Strategic Plan; Andy Wood, Projects Director. […]

Prize giving in Offwell, East Devon

November 19th, 2017

We really enjoyed visiting both Offwell C of E Primary School and Offwell Woodland & Wildlife Trust to present prizes in our two 2017 competitions. The primary school were Highly Commended in our ‘My Outdoors’ competition and Elana Pavey won an individual Highly Commended prize for her wonderful painting. The woodland won the ‘Special Place’ […]

Wind turbine sited too close to the road is allowed to stay.

November 14th, 2017

Local residents are dismayed at the decision by the Torridge District Council planning officer to grant permission for this 77m high wind turbine which had been built in the wrong location, at only 60m from the main road between Holsworthy and Launceston, to stay in this wrong situation. We agree with the local people and […]

‘My Outdoors’ Competition 2017 – Prize Winners

October 14th, 2017

We’ve very much enjoyed visiting the winning primary schools in our competition this year and presenting the prizes to the children. Willowbrook School, Exeter and Bishops Nympton Primary School were joint overall winners. We are looking forward to next year’s competition!