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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.

Latest News & Campaigns

  • Calderdale Consultation Extended to 1st October

    Calderdale Council have extended the deadline for submitting representations on the Local Plan to 12 noon on Monday 1st October.  This is because of technical problems with the on-line consultation system over the weekend of  15th / 16th September.

  • Calderdale Local Plan Workshop on 7th September

    Please note the later start time of 11am. See “Events” for further detail

  • 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 have published their final version of the Local plan (the one that goes to the Planning Inspectorate) and the public consultation on it started on Friday 10th August. The “consultation” closes on 24th September at 5pm. If you wish to attend and speak at the Local Plan hearings YOU MUST REGISTER YOUR OBJECTION TO […]

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