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General Election 2017: CPRE calls on candidates to endorse its Manifesto for Surrey

General Election 2017: CPRE calls on candidates to endorse its Manifesto for Surrey

The Surrey Branch of CPRE has issued a “Manifesto for Surrey” setting out policies to protect our countryside and Green Belt. Candidates of all political parties in the General Election are being encouraged to endorse the Manifesto and agree to incorporate its policies in their election addresses. Here are the CPRE Surrey policies:
● Protect the Green Belt and other countryside and green spaces in Surrey from inappropriate development…

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Local campaign group welcomes Housing White Paper

Local campaign group welcomes Housing White Paper

The Surrey Branch of CPRE has welcomed the Government’s Housing White Paper, in particular its focus on addressing market failure in the housebuilding industry. Andy Smith, CPRE Surrey Branch Director, said: “The White Paper sets out policies that aim to give England the right houses in the right places, rather than just more urban sprawl into the countryside which is what the developers have been agitating for. It is a great relief that instead of giving in to the developers and opening up the Green Belt for development, which we had feared, the Government have opted to defend the planning system and push for more urban regeneration and brownfield development instead.

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Read the latest news from CPRE in ‘SURREY VOICE’

Read the latest news from CPRE in ‘SURREY VOICE’

The Spring 2015 issue of Surrey Voice, the CPRE Surrey Branch newsletter, is out now. In this issue: “Our Manifesto for Surrey”, “Green Belt under threat”, “Drilling in the Surrey Hills”, “The Truth about England’s housing crisis”, “What would a second runway at Gatwick mean for Surrey?” and “Cherkley: A sad end to a long and bitter fight”. Also: news on our forthcoming annual meeting with special guest speaker Kate Ashbrook of the Open Spaces Society.

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Election candidates urged to sign up to support CPRE’s Manifesto for Surrey

Election candidates urged to sign up to support CPRE’s Manifesto for Surrey

CPRE Surrey has drawn up its own Manifesto for Surrey highlighting 10 key policies for our county. The emphasis of the Manifesto is on protecting vulnerable countryside and green spaces and promoting local democracy. CPRE hopes that candidates of all parties will be willing to ‘sign up’ to endorse the Manifesto and pledge to defend Surrey’s countryside. Andy Smith, CPRE Surrey branch director, says: “These policies reflect the views of CPRE members and supporters throughout Surrey. We are urging every candidate standing for Surrey constituencies in this year’s General Election, and candidates standing in local council elections too, to sign up to the principles set out in our Manifesto, and to commit themselves to the defence of our countryside and Green Belt.”

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

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 Manifesto which sets out the policies it wants the next government to adopt. In its Manifesto, CPRE calls on all political parties to agree policies that will deliver:
* the right housing in the right places
* the right infrastructure for the right reasons
* a beautiful countryside to sustain us all

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