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At our annual general meeting, Dr Alan James spoke about the impacts of climate change globally, in the UK and in Cambridgeshire in particular. 

This workshop will help you understand the planning system and respond to planning applications.

Local food: your pocket guide This pocket-sized guide will help you find local food and the best reason to buy it.

Countryside campaigners fear proposals to create a ‘Silicon Valley’ spanning Cambridge, Milton Keynes and Oxford will swallow up villages, destroy countryside and lead to massive ribbon development along the 80 mile stretch, without being subject to either democratic or independent scrutiny.

Tuesday, 07 February 2017 22:10

Update on the Peakirk Local Plan

 

Peakirk 2030 Neighbourhood Plan

 

The Peakirk Neighbourhood Plan that will influence the growth of our village up to 2030, was submitted to Peterborough City Council by Peakirk Parish Council, on December 20th 2016.

 

Saturday, 15 October 2016 21:34

Branch Fundraising Event At Longstowe Hall

Around 40 members and guests enjoyed an early evening tour in fine weather of the stunning gardens and grounds of Longstowe Hall on 29th September.

 

Longstowe Hall  

Friday, 16 September 2016 09:31

2016 AGM

Our AGM was held on 15th September at Madingley Village Hall.  We were sorry to say farewell to our Chairman, Michael Monk, who is stepping down after six years’ service.  However we hope that he will enjoy his new role as CPRE East of England Regional Group Chairman.

Our speaker, Professor Peter Landshoff, spoke about the issues facing the Cambridge sub-region, and an interesting discussion followed.  The slides of his talk can be found at  http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/user/pvl/cpre.pdf

If you, or anyone you know, would be interested in our Branch Chair role, please contact Tracey Hipson, tel: 01480 396698 or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Michael Monks opens his gift from the committee of CPRE Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

We were delighted to hear that Holt Island Nature Reserve, in St Ives, won Anglia in Bloom’s “Best Conservation Project in East Anglia”, and were runners-up for “Best Environmental Quality”.

The Friends of Holt Island, who help manage the reserve, are CPRE members and we enjoyed a visit last year with CPRE National Chairman Su Sayer.

For more information about Holt Island please visit http://www.huntingdonshire.gov.uk/leisure/parks-nature-reserves-and-green-spaces/holt-island-nature-reserve/

Holt Island

 

Shaun Spiers (CEO), Tom Fyans (Director of Campaigns and Policy), with Tom Quinn (Publicity Assistant) recently visited the rapidly changing Alconbury Weald Development on a fact-finding mission. They were shown around the site, a former USAF airfield, by representatives of the developers UrbanandCivic. CPRE has supported the development for 5,000 homes and 8,000 jobs in an Enterprise Zone as an example of making good use of a brownfield site, saving many acres of Huntingdonshire's productive farmland. They were keen to understand the issues involved in developing a brownfield site - its advantages and challenges.

You can read more about the visit in Shaun Spiers’ blog https://cpreviewpoint.wordpress.com/2016/09/09/visiting-alconbury-weald-huntingdon/

Shaun Spiers, CPRE Chief Executive, views construction at Alconbury Weald

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