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Friday, 12 July 2019 09:08

The Mersey Forest turns 25

The concept of the Mersey Forest came about as one of twelve large-scale, long-term tree planting programmes proposed in the early 1990s, with the aim of improving the environment for the benefit of people, wildlife and the economy. The Mersey Forest, covering 500 square miles, is the largest of these Community Forest areas, covering parts of Merseyside and North Cheshire, and the woodlands planted offer a great opportunity to experience nature on your doorstep.

CPRE Cheshire responded to the Warrington Borough Council consultation on the Proposed Submission Version Local Plan. 

CPRE Cheshire and Lancashire are united with local residents' groups in battling plans by St Helens Council for a road linking vast swathes of countryside and the former Parkside Colliery site. 

CPRE’s response to the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework consultation has now been submitted. Read our response, which highlights a number of positive changes but also points out some remaining issues with the plan, via the link below.

The consultation on Greater Manchester’s Spatial Framework closes on 18th March. CPRE has commissioned consultants to make an economic assessment of the Framework as it stands, which can now be downloaded from our website. While there are undoubtedly some very positive aspects to the revised plans, a number of issues remain.

Saturday, 02 March 2019 17:03

Portside North Fracking Inquiry

Jackie Copley, Planning Manager for CPRE Lancashire was commissioned by Frack Free Ellesmere Port and Upton, the Rule 6 Party, to represent opposition to a shale exploration application.  The proposal site is situated on Portside North in Ellesmere Port.  Although an urban location, it was considered as a matter in-directly relevant to CPRE in that should the use was allowed, the employment use would be displaced elsewhere and probably require greenfields in countryside to be allocated instead. 

The long-awaited revised draft Greater Manchester Spatial Framework was published in January and is open for consultation until 18th March 2019. Members who would like more information to inform their consultation response are invited attend one of a number of drop-in events taking place between Tuesday 26th February and Thursday 7th March in Stockport.

Saturday, 15 December 2018 10:53

Christmas Celebration 2018

CPRE Cheshire members made a welcome return to St Mary’s Chapel, High Legh, for our annual Christmas Celebration on Thursday 13th December. This is the family Chapel of the Cornwall Legh family of Lord Grey of Codnor, who is President of CPRE Cheshire.

Wirral Conservation Volunteers and pupils of the Woodchurch High School, financially supported by the Wirral Society, held a hedgelaying and tree-planting day in Woodchurch Road, Birkenhead, in November.

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Trent and Mersey Canal, Middlewich