The Norfolk branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE Norfolk) fights for a better future for the Norfolk countryside. We work locally and, with our head office nationally, to protect, shape and enhance a beautiful, thriving countryside for everyone to value and enjoy. We are an independent voice for the landscape, engaging with local and regional planning systems to ensure that our views are heard by decision makers. We campaign locally for positive solutions that will support the long-term future of Norfolk – one of England’s most rural areas.
Campaigning for the Countryside
We work with individuals, parish councils and public and private sector organisations to support public access to the countryside, take action against light pollution and litter and find positive solutions to climate change. Through the CPRE Norfolk Awards we reward excellence in local authorities, schools, architectural practices and conservation bodies to highlight and improve public understanding of exemplar projects that enhance the Norfolk countryside.
CPRE Norfolk provides independent ‘on the ground’ expertise on major planning issues affecting the countryside. With in-depth research, we give evidence at Public Inquiries into complex and long-running Norfolk planning debates and are fully consulted on changes to the planning policies of local and regional government. We have appointed independent consultants to investigate the sustainability of proposed road schemes and put forward alternatives. We also provide planning support to parish councils, conservation groups and individuals in the countryside and run seminars and conferences on planning topics.
Challenging Decision Makers
CPRE Norfolk monitors ‘the big picture’ of how the land, coast, skies and communities of Norfolk are developing and engage with decision-makers on an ongoing basis. Our team respond to a wide range of high level planning policy consultations every year and seek to protect the landscape and influence the shape of Norfolk in the years to come. We press Norfolk MPs, councillors, planning departments and other decision makers to support the countryside, safeguard precious and protected areas of Norfolk, promote urban renewal, restrict development on greenfield sites, protect country lanes and preserve rural tranquillity.
Read more about CPRE Norfolk’s successes.