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CPRE's manifesto for the next government

CPRE's manifesto for the next government

The December 12th General Election is a chance for all of us to demand that our precious countryside and urban green spaces are at the forefront of decision making - whether that be looking at the climate emergency, building new homes, public transport or the importance of local foods.  

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Christmas celebration at Rostherne

Christmas celebration at Rostherne

CPRE Cheshire's popular Celebration of Christmas in words and music took place on Thursday 5th December, at St. Mary's Church, Rostherne.

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CPRE Cheshire welcomes Cheshire East Councillors' decision not to approve Manchester Airport parking in Green Belt

CPRE Cheshire welcomes Cheshire East Councillors' decision not to approve Manchester Airport parking in Green Belt

CPRE Cheshire is pleased that Cheshire East councillors have deferred making a decision on a proposed 800-space car park on Green Belt land near Styal, which would serve Manchester Airport.

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'Missing' brownfield sites on the Wirral have the potential to accommodate nearly 15,000 dwellings

'Missing' brownfield sites on the Wirral have the potential to accommodate nearly 15,000 dwellings

The Wirral Society, who represent CPRE on the peninsula, have long highlighted the threats to the Green Belt from high population and employment figures put forward in the Local Plan; these figures have been challenged by CPRE as recently as October 2018, using evidence from Professor David Gregg, Graham Stevens and other respondents to demonstrate that levels are much higher than necessary. Now, CPRE Planning Officer Jackie Copley has conducted research alongside the Wirral Green Space Alliance, finding that the number of brownfield sites available on the Wirral has been under-recorded; land that could potentially site 14960 dwellings currently awaits development, which could drastically reducing the pressure on sites in open countryside. 

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Trent and Mersey Canal, Middlewich