News & Events

My Outdoors 2020 – Competition results

July 25th, 2020

What an amazing year its been for our annual My Outdoors childrens writing and art competitions. The entries came pouring in from primary schoolchildren in all corners of our county – from Barnstaple to Buckfastleigh, Woolacombe to Whimple, Exmouth to Plymouth and any number of places inbetween! We were absolutely thrilled with the quantity and […]

Planning Reforms risk rural free for all. July 2020

July 20th, 2020

We are delighted that the Western Morning News has featured our article today, Monday 20th July 2020, regarding our concerns about the Government’s plans to ‘Build, Build, Build’. Click on our article here –

My Outdoors Art and Writing Competitions 2020

April 16th, 2020

We are delighted to be holding our annual art and writing competitions for Devon’s primary school children again this year and the competitions are now open for entries! For more information see One of last year’s winning entries –

AGM, Local Meetings and Planning Workshop Postponed

March 17th, 2020

Following advice, we have taken the decision to postpone our AGM which was due to take place on 2nd April, our local meetings around the County, and our Planning Workshop on 30th April, due to the current circumstances concerning the coronavirus pandemic. We will continue to monitor the situation and keep all our members informed.

AGM – 2nd April 2020

March 3rd, 2020

All members are warmly invited to our Annual General Meeting, which this year will be held on Thursday 2nd April 2020, at 2.30pm, at The Devon Suite, Exeter Court Hotel, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UX. We are delighted to welcome as our guest speaker, Anne Marie Morris MP (Newton Abbot), who you will recall was unfortunately […]

Star Count 21-28 February 2020

February 13th, 2020

Dark starry skies are a beautiful sight and a distinctive feature of the countryside – we are lucky in Devon to benefit from beautiful dark skies in much of the county. But with ever increasing development and ensuing light pollution, many people now can’t see the stars. Please take part in CPRE’s Star Count – […]

Devon’s Best Churchyard Competition 2020

February 5th, 2020

This year’s competition is now open! Entries are once again invited from churches of all denominations from across the county to find Devon’s Best Churchyard 2020. Entries must be received by 31st March 2020. All details and competition entry forms can be downloaded from our website.

Mid Devon Housing Talk – Tiverton. Saturday 9th November 2019

November 23rd, 2019

We were delighted to be the guest speakers at the National Trust Culm & Exe Valley group’s meeting in Tiverton on 9th November. It was a pleasure to meet everybody and to have the opportunity to present our Devon Housing Needs report and to discuss planning proposals in the area. Mid Devon’s countryside is under […]

Planning Workshop for Town & Parish Councils. 15th October 2019

September 29th, 2019

Do you sit on a town or parish council in Devon? If so, you need to know how to respond to planning proposals affecting your community. CPRE Devon invites you to a special ‘planning workshop’ for Devon’s town and parish councils on Tuesday, 15th October 2019, from 10am-1pm at Hatherleigh Community Centre. How town and […]

Devon’s Best Churchyard 2019 – Results

September 27th, 2019

Thank you to all the entrants who joined us at The Chapter House, Exeter Cathedral on Wednesday 25th September 2019, for our prize giving tea. And a special thank you to the Bishop of Exeter who joined us for the prize giving. Devon’s Best Churchyard 2019 is……..All Saints, East Budleigh. Many congratulations. Runner Up awards […]