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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

  • Andrew Wood blogs about housing and the Green Belt

    CPRE’s Andrew Wood recently took part in a panel discussion at the Liberal Democrat Conference fringe, on the subject of the tension between protecting the Green Belt and fulfilling housing need. This is what he said. There is no tension between protecting Green Belt and fulfilling housing need, because Green Belt is not the obstacle. The […]

  • Leeds Site Allocations: CPRE’s latest response

    CPRE has just responded to the latest stage in the long process of Leeds preparing its Site Allocations Plan (SAP). The SAP identifies where sites will be allocated for the amount of new development Leeds intends to provide over the next 20 years, and this includes some large incursions into the Green Belt. The ‘pre-submission […]

  • CPRE West Yorkshire AGM 2017: Visit Shibden Hall, Halifax

    Come and join us at the wonderful Shibden Hall on Saturday 29th April. There will be tour of the Hall at 1.30pm, and our branch will be holding its AGM in the Hall at 3.00pm. If you’d like to attend, please email  

  • What’s over the hill? The Greater Manchester Spatial Framework

    Our colleagues in CPRE Lancashire have just responded to the new draft plan for the whole of Greater Manchester. This is the first of a new generation of planning documents, produced by a Combined Authority. The vision for English devolution is made up of Combined Authorities with elected ‘metro-mayors’ and a suite of powers, including […]

  • Kirklees Local Plan: Long on Numbers, Short on Vision

    CPRE recently submitted a detailed response to the Publication Draft Local Plan for Kirklees. This is the version of the Plan that will be submitted next year for Public Examination by a Government-appointed Inspector. In early 2016 we criticised the previous draft of the Plan for its lack of vision for the District, especially for […]

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