The Surrey Branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) is a voice for everyone who wishes to save our countryside and open spaces. We want to safeguard the Green Belt. We want to ensure that development is kept within sustainable limits, and that as much as possible is located on brownfield sites in existing urban areas. We want to protect our rural tranquillity, our country lanes, and the unique character of our villages and rural communities.
Surrey is the most heavily wooded county in England and more than 80% of our countryside is within the Green Belt. A substantial area is also within the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Yet now the pressure for development is threatening our countryside. There are plans for tens of thousands of new houses to be built in the Green Belt in Surrey. Our countryside will continue to be eroded by development unless we rally to its defence. That is why we are inviting you to explore our website, and if you agree with us, join the CPRE