Cheshire Branch, together with Lancashire Branch and Cumbria (which is one and the same thing as the Friends of the Lake District or ‘FOLD’) make up the CPRE North West Regional Group and through that take an active part in many regional fora. Throughout the North West, CPRE has a membership of 9,000. This includes the majority of Town and Parish Councils and many family and joint memberships as well as a number of amenity groups. It is therefore recognised that the organisation speaks on behalf of a very large constituency.
The Branch is an active participant in CPRE's North West Regional Group, where we join with other Branches in the area to address issues of concern to the region. For example, we actively support the regional group through the Regional Planning Guidance process.
Cheshire Branch volunteers have served on several sub-regional studies sponsored by the North West Regional Assembly and other bodies. These have included the West Cheshire - North East Wales Sub Regional Study, the M56 Scoping Study and studies looking at Green Belt and housing.