CPRE Norfolk

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The History of CPRE Norfolk

The Norfolk branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England was formed in 1933 and is one of the most established environmental organisations in the county.  For more than 75 years, CPRE Norfolk has promoted the value of the local landscape and challenged decision makers on some of the biggest planning issues the county has faced.  From the Bacton Gas Planning Inquiry to the battle to save Halvergate Marshes, from the Broads National Park designation to the threat of the Norwich Northern Distributor Route, it is a history of fighting for the future.  Choose a time period below and read more.

1920s – 1950s

1960s – 1970s

1980s – 2000s


If you are interested further in the history of CPRE Norfolk, a publication ’60 years of the Norfolk Society’ is available from the CPRE Norfolk office.  The Norfolk Record Office at County Hall also has many archive papers stretching back to the charity’s inception, including minutes of all Executive Committee meetings from 1933 onwards.


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