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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

  • Stuart Roebuck 1939-2016

    With great sadness, we have news that Stuart Roebuck, one of our Trustees and our former Treasurer, died last week. Stuart was involved with CPRE for many years, as well as more recently becoming active in his local Neighbourhood Forum in the Newsome are of Huddersfield. Most of our members have many other interests besides […]

  • Government halts Bradford Core Strategy

    In a surprising turn, Housing Minister Gavin Barwell MP has issued a holding direction, telling Bradford Council to halt its adoption of its Core Strategy pending further evidence that it is not needlessly eating into the Green Belt by not making full use of its brownfield sites. This follows an 11th hour intervention by Shipley […]

  • Is a municipal golf course a good place to build houses?

    Kirklees Metropolitan Council seem to think the answer to this question is ‘yes’. Bradley Park Golf Course, a council-owned course on the edge of Huddersfield, is one of several large Green Belt sites being considered for housing allocations in the new Local Plan. CPRE commented on the first draft of the Local Plan at the […]

  • 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) […]


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