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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 is focused on countryside issues in Leeds, Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield Council areas but, as true Yorkshire men and women have always done, we also identify with the Moors, Dales, Vales, Towns and countryside of the whole of the historic County of Yorkshire. 

CPRE wildflower meadow visit

Latest News & Campaigns

  • Green Belt being eroded at an alarming rate

    CPRE’s annual State of the Green Belt report  has been published this week. It shows how  Councils across England are  proposing to release large swathes of green belt for housing development in their Local Plans.  This includes all the Councils in West Yorkshire. The report says that there are currently 460,000 homes being planned to be built on […]

  • Crispin Truman visit to CPRE West Yorkshire

    We have made provisional arrangements for Crispin Truman to make a working visit to CPRE West Yorkshire on 20th November 2018. Details are still being worked out but we hope to show him examples of some of the key planning issues we face here in West Yorkshire. Further details to follow.

  • Calderdale Local Plan – Publication Consultation

    Calderdale expect to publish their final version of the Local plan (the one that goes to the Planning Inspectorate) on Friday 10th August and the “consultation” closes on 24th September. We will keep you posted as to the precise dates as and when we know them.

  • The Kirklees Local Plan – Some Good News!

      CPRE West Yorkshire worked hard to influence the Public Examination of the Kirklees Local Plan. We now have the Inspector’s recommendations, which should result in modifications to the Plan, and whilst it may be far from ideal, we can congratulate ourselves and our colleagues on some major successes. There are three big wins. A […]

  • New NPPF: The Opposite of Planning

      It’s perplexing that the government can appear to be listening, to have understood a problem, and then devise a pointless or counter-productive solution. With the publication of the revised National Planning Policy Framework (let’s call it NPPF2) they’ve gone and done it again. Cast your minds back a couple of years to the Housing […]

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