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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

  • Local Plans – new guidance on Housing Numbers

    We recently completed our response to the Calderdale Local Plan – Initial Draft consultation. We can expect another, Publication Draft in spring 2018. The Plan envisages almost 17,000 new homes being built by 2033, of which 70% would be in the Green Belt. This will have particular impact on the Brighouse and Rastrick area, where […]

  • Calderdale Local Plan – our response

    CPRE has just submitted its response to the Initial Draft of the new Calderdale Local Plan. The Plan envisages almost 17,000 new homes being built by 2033, of which 70% would be in the Green Belt. This will have particular impact on the Brighouse and Rastrick area, where two ‘Garden Suburbs’ are propsoed close to […]

  • Do green gaps and green spaces constrain housing supply? The Supreme Court says ‘no’.

    A welcome Supreme Court ruling is the latest twist in an ongoing battle over the legal definition of key paragraphs of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) affecting Local Plans’ control over where new housing is built. Suffolk Coastal District Council and Cheshire East Borough Council jointly brought a case to the Supreme Court, challenging […]

  • 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 […]

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