Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
Annual Chairman’s Report 2015/16
This will be the last annual report for the branch from me. By the time you read this my appointment to regional chairman for CPRE East of England, covering the six county branches of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, should have been formalised. It was a difficult decision to accept this post as I realised that it would not be possible, indeed nor would it be appropriate, for me to remain a trustee and chairman of our branch.
We campaign nationally and locally for positive solutions for the long-term future of the countryside. Nationally, we produce in-depth research and sound arguments to press the government, Parliament and other decision-makers to support the countryside – by safeguarding precious Green Belts, promoting urban renewal and restricting development on greenfield sites, campaigning for the protection of our most important national landscapes as well as the countryside on our doorstep.