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Cheshire Campaign to Protect Rural England

CPRE calls on local and mayoral election candidates to stand up for our local countryside

Sunday, 14 April 2019 15:26

CPRE calls on local and mayoral election candidates to stand up for our local countryside

CPRE has launched a manifesto - available to download from our website - calling on local and mayoral election candidates of all parties to support the rights of all people to enjoy our countryside and green spaces, promoting a healthier economy and a happier community. 

The manifesto, Stand up for our local countryside, calls on all parties to commit to better policies that support thriving and empowered communities, make use of land efficiently, and address the grave threats posed by climate change. 

CPRE’s manifesto asks prospective mayors and councillors, if elected, to support policies which support the countryside locally that address: 

CPRE Cheshire Branch Chairman, Andrew Needham, commented: 

“The beauty of our countryside is a world-famous national treasure. It is an essential place for our health and wellbeing, which provides boundless benefits. But as short-term economic needs dominate the political agenda, our countryside and green spaces are too often put under pressure. The next few years will be critical to ensure that we provide the new houses and infrastructure local people desperately need, whilst safeguarding our beautiful, thriving landscape for all to enjoy. 

“Finding solutions to regenerate urban areas, build the affordable homes people need and tackle climate change goes beyond politics. That is why today we call on candidates of all parties to act to promote, enhance and protect our beautiful and unique countryside and green spaces. We encourage all members of the community to write to their candidates urging them to support the manifesto put forward by CPRE.” 



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