Welcome to the East Yorkshire website of the Campaign to Protect Rural England


*****Yorkshire Wolds Amateur Photography Competition*****

This CPRE Photography Competition is now open for entries to show the wonderful

 Yorkshire Wolds Landscape at its best!

Go to our Local News page for further information on how to be involved in this fantastic opportunity.


CPRE campaigns for a sustainable future for the English countryside, a vital but undervalued environmental, economic and social asset to the nation. We highlight threats and promote positive solutions. Our in-depth research supports active campaigning, and through reasoned argument and lobbying we seek to influnce public opinion and decision-makers at every level. We are:

  • reasoned and authoritative in our arguments;
  • independent and principled when engaging in debate;
  • challenging when protecting that which is valued in the countryside;
  • realistic and constructive in our proposals;
  • enthusiastic and welcoming to all who support our aims and activities.

The continued existence and quality of so much of the English landscape is a testament to our 80 years of successful campaigning. CPRE led the campaign to create the town and country planning system, National Parks, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) and Green Belts. Even so, the countryside continues to face a multitude of threats. CPRE campaigns to protect and enhance our landscape heritage for the benefit of all. Our work focuses on:

  • landscape;
  • planning and development;
  • farming and food.

Our authority is based upon our understanding of the issues facing the countryside, derived from our work for the public benefit over the last 80 years. We aim to be a highly regarded and independent source of information and advice, drawing on a variety of sources - including the expertise and knowledge of our skilled and committed volunteers and staff.

 

 "Becoming CPRE President is one of the great honours of my life. And also one of the great opportunities, because it allows me to speak in public about several of my deepest lifelong commitments. And also one of the great responsibilities, because what we have to protect together is so profoundly precious, and so vulnerable."

Sir Andrew Motion,  inaugural speech as CPRE President

Welcome our new President of CPRE, Sir Andrew Motion. 

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