CPREThe 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 derelict land in existing urban areas. We want to protect our country lanes, and safeguard the unique character of our villages and rural communities.

Surrey is the most heavily wooded county in England and 70 per cent of its area is Green Belt. Yet now the pressure for commercial development is threatening much of our local countryside. So too is the pressure to build more housing on greenfield (previously undeveloped) sites.

The Surrey 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

CPRE welcomes Guildford Council U-turn on Green Belt

Guildford Borough Council's decision to "reassess" its draft Local Plan has been welcomed by CPRE Su... Read more

Campaigners call for “the right houses in the right places”

With a General Election just a few months away, the Campaign to Protect Rural England has issued a M... Read more

More councils should follow Mole Valley’s lead on local plans

Mole Valley council's announcement that it will focus new housing development towards urban areas an... Read more
Campaigners welcome new planning guidance on Green Belt

Campaigners welcome new planning guidance on Green Belt

The Surrey Branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England has welcomed the new planning guidance issued by the Governme...
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