News & Events

December and January Membership Promotion!

December 10th, 2020

As a thank you to anyone joining Devon CPRE this December and January, we will send you one of our 2021 calendars with our compliments! Devon’s countryside and green spaces are under a massive threat from bad and inappropriate development. Please support us and join today and help protect Devon’s precious countryside.

Members’ Planning Surgery – 17th November 2020

November 19th, 2020

Thank you very much to Jo Widdecombe, our planning consultant, for holding another virtual planning surgery for our members. It was a great opportunity to put planning related questions to her and thanks to our members who participated. We had a long discussion covering a wide range of topics. We will look at holding further […]

2021 Calendars for sale – an ideal Christmas Gift!

November 9th, 2020

We were so delighted with the standard of the paintings this year in our competition for Devon’s primary school children, that we have produced a Devon CPRE 2021 calendar featuring some of the entries. Its A4 size, and we think you will agree, this is a really colourful calendar and an ideal Christmas gift! Funds […]

Devon’s Best Churchyard Competition 2020 – Results!

October 27th, 2020

Congratulations to St Margaret’s Church, Northam. Devon’s Best Churchyard 2020. Runner up – St Swithun’s Church, Sandford Highly Commended – All Saints’ Church, East Budleigh & Point in View Chapel, Exmouth Many congratulations to them all. And to all the entries this year, in such a difficult year. All of the churchyards we visited are […]

Join our webinar for Devon Dark Skies Week – 29th October 2020

October 15th, 2020

We are delighted to be taking part in this year’s Devon Dark Skies Week, which runs from 23-30th October 2020. There is a full programme of events and talks taking place organised by the Devon Local Nature Partnership Devon CPRE’s Ivan Buxton will be giving a presentation about the effects of light pollution from […]

The Government’s proposed new housing algorithm – October 2020

October 15th, 2020

Our analysis The Government’s proposed new housing formula or algorithm will fail to deliver the affordable new homes that rural communities in Devon so desperately need. Instead, the Government’s sweeping changes to local planning could lead to the worst of all possible worlds – the loss of more precious countryside without delivering the affordable homes […]

Devon CPRE Members’ Planning Surgery – 20th October 2020

October 10th, 2020

Have you got a planning question you’d like to ask, or planning topic you would like help with? Please join us virtually via Zoom for the second in our series of planning surgeries, on Tuesday 20th October 10.30am-12noon where our Planning Consultant, Jo Widdecombe, will be there to help. Our first planning surgery was held […]

AGM – 29th October 2020

September 30th, 2020

We have rearranged our AGM, following the postponement from April due to the coronavirus pandemic. We will now be holding a virtual meeting, by Zoom, and all members are invited to attend at 2.30pm on 29th October 2020. To attend the meeting, please email Penny Mills ( who will register your attendance and send you […]

Member’s Virtual Planning Surgery – 29th September 2020

September 28th, 2020

We are delighted to have organised our first Zoom planning surgery for our members, with our planning consultant, Jo Widdecombe. Our first surgery will be focussing on North Devon & Torridge districts. So if you have a planning related question you wish to ask or planning issue for discussion, this will be a great opportunity […]

Changes to the Planning System. September 2020

September 10th, 2020

The Government has produced two consultation documents relating to future changes to the planning system. These are ‘Changes to the current Planning System’ and a White Paper ‘Planning for the Future’. The consultations end on 1st October and 29th October 2020 respectively. We will be responding to both consultations. Devon CPRE Trustee, Phillip […]