Berkshire Campaign to Protect Rural England

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The Berkshire countryside is under threat. Here's what we've been doing about it. 

Threat to the a "greenfield" site at Donnington, Nr. Newbury in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) on the North Wessex Downs.  The Appeal has been lodged by the developer against WBC for refusing plans for up to 401 homes in 87 acres of land north and west of Vodafone HQ. The public inquiry starts on 10th January 2017 and is due to finish by 20th January. The developer argues that WBC cannot demonstrate a 5 year housing supply.

CPRE and Countryside Campaigners are fighting proposals to build on the Metropolitan Green Belt at Holyport, Cox Green, Cookham, and the Golf Club in Maidenhead.

2017 Housing White Paper published in February 7th 2017.  To read the White Paper click here.

Planning applications for onshore Wind Turbines shows exponential growth leaving communities struggling to safeguard valued landscapes. CPRE is calling for a locally accountable, strategically planned approach to onshore wind development.

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