Environment Agency update on drought in East Anglia

The September Environment Agency Drought update shows an improving situation which enables Broadland Rivers, North Norfolk and North-West Norfolk catchments to move from ‘Drought’ into ‘Recovery’. The Upper Bedford Ouse, Cam & Ely Ouse, East Suffolk and Essex catchments remain in ‘Recovery’ whilst the Old Bedford & Middle Level is ‘Normal’. The September update can be read

Hedgelife Help Out – the results are in!

Two young girls looking at hedgerow

Photo © Jess Hurd

CPRE’s Hedgelife Help Out project (in collaboration with The Tree Council) received over 2,100 submissions, including a number from Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. It has proved to be a huge success…

Win for local communities as National Development Management Policies (NDMP) scrutiny amendment is passed in the Lords

The House of Lords voted through an amendment that ensures both the public and parliament have a say on any new national planning policy created by the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill (LURB).

This new type of national planning policy – National Development Management Policies (NDMPs) – has caused major concerns since its introduction. Left unchecked, NDMPs represented a possible threat…

Octavia Hill’s vision for the Green Belt

Clare Armstrong, a descendant of Octavia Hill, sets out her ancestor’s vision for the Green Belt in this article

We are proud of our local connection to social reformer and campaigner Octavia Hill, who was born in…

CPRE: weakening nutrient neutrality rules is damaging and regressive

National CPRE has commented on Michael Gove’s plans to scrap measures that ensure that water pollution from new builds is offset by developers.  Read more at