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Rural Communities Threatened by Mass Evictions

CPRE Somerset is supporting Forced Out - a group campaigning against the sell-off of their homes by the Crown Estate.  This is happening in rural Somerset and many other counties across England.  Some tenants have lived in these homes for generations and thought they had a home for life.  They have carried out repairs to these properties at their own cost.  Their children attend the village school and they work locally; finding alternative homes to rent nearby is unrealistic. CPRE is concerned that the homes will be sold to the highest bidder and may end up as second homes.  Sign the petition

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Somerset CPRE represents  people who care passionately about our countryside and we campaign for it to be protected and enhanced for the benefit of everyone.  We form part of, and are supported nationally by, the Campaign to Protect Rural England.

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24 July, 2014

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England’s countryside is beautiful, irreplaceable and finite. Yet increasingly it is being destroyed by badly planned developments, while local communities are left powerless to protect the places they love.

We must stand together to stop the destruction of England’s countryside.



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