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Welcome to CPRE West Yorkshire

The Campaign to Protect Rural England fights for a better future for your countryside. We believe that a beautiful, thriving countryside is important for everyone, no matter where they live, and we stand up for good decision-making about developments that affect it.

The West Yorkshire Branch covers Leeds, Bradford, Kirklees, Calderdale and Wakefield.

The Local Authority areas we cover

Latest News & Campaigns

  • New Town Proposed Outside Leeds

    A 3,000-home new town in the Green Belt is being put forward as part of the re-drafting of the Leeds Site Allocations Plan. The proposals for Parlington (outined on the map above), a historic estate to the east of Leeds, would account for 1,800 homes during the plan period to 2028, and 1,200 more after […]

  • Leeds: Stung again by the 5-year supply?

    CPRE’s Planner, Andrew Wood, writes…. It’s important to face up to mistakes, and I made one a couple of weeks ago for which, on CPRE’s behalf, I need to apologise. This was the case of a planning appeal for 156 houses at Sandgate Drive, Kippax. The site is identified as PAS (Protected Area of Search) […]

  • How does EU exit affect our work in CPRE?

    CPRE did not take sides in the referendum, but before I start to try and answer this question, I will declare a bias. Personally, I am strongly pro-European and pro-migration, and I am devastated and offended by what has happened with the referendum. I will try my best not to let this colour what I’m […]

  • Jo Cox MP

    This is a personal comment, not a CPRE statement. Jo Cox was the local MP in our area, and our branch meetings take place in Birstall, just around the corner from where she was killed yesterday. She was a strong and articulate campaigner for the causes she believed to be right. It should go without […]

  • Housing Supply: the tail’s still wagging the dog

    Everyone knows it’s important to meet people’s housing needs. Yet the planning system continues to be driven not by realities, but by an abstract number-crunching process that benefits no-one, and makes a mess of Local Plans. Two pieces of news this week have emphasised this problem. The first was that Leeds City Council lost an […]

 


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