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L-R Su Sayer, Ian Jackson, Michael Monk, Sally Jackson (behind; no relation to Ian!), Shirley Fieldhouse (front), Lawrence Wragg


Su Sayer CBE, the newly elected national chairman of CPRE made a fact-finding visit to Cambridgeshire to meet local trustees and committee members to find out about the issues confronting Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Su noted that there are plans to build over 100,000 new homes in the area as well as potential adverse impacts on the landscape and high grade farmland from wind turbines and solar farms. 


Su also met the Chairman of the Friends of Holt Island Nature Reserve and Mayor of St. Ives, Ian Jackson, who gave Su and the committee a guided tour of Holt Island at St Ives. Su commented, "I greatly appreciated understanding more about the pressures on rural Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and I was very impressed with the beauty of Holt Island and the views of the meadows of the River Great Ouse - what a beautiful piece of England!"


L-R Ian Jackson (Mayor of St Ives and Chairman of the Friends of Holt Island Nature Reserve), Su Sayer

L-R Shirley Fieldhouse (committee member) Michael Monk (head just visible!), Su Sayer, Lawrence Wragg

L-R, Su Sayer, Lawrence Wragg (Branch Vice-Chairman), Sean Traverse-Healy (Branch Vice-Chairman), Sally Jackson (committee member)

L-R Ian Jackson, Su Sayer, Michael Monk, Tracey Hipson (Branch Administrator), Sally Jackson, Shirley Fieldhouse

Friday, 17 April 2015 07:47

Step change in energy efficiency

Call for step change in energy efficiency to avoid disastrous impacts on countryside

New research by Cambridge Architectural Research and Anglia Ruskin University for the Campaign to Protect Rural England has shown we need a massive reduction in our energy requirements if we are to avoid inflicting widespread damage to the countryside.

Friday, 17 April 2015 07:27

Radio 4's Today programme

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Our chairman, Michael Monk, took part in  Radio 4's Today programme

Saturday, 21 February 2015 00:00

CPRE Cambridgeshire latest newsletter

The latest edition of the CPRE Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Newsletter is now available for download.

8 September 2014 

Five year land supply threatens our countryside.

24 July 2014 

Countryside campaigners In Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are asking local people to help identify disused land that could be suitable for new homes.

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