Campaign to Protect Rural England - Somerset

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Housing and planning

Housing and planning

Good land-use planning is the unsung hero of environmental protection. Good planning can help slow the growth in road traffic, encourage urban regeneration, curb urban sprawl, protect the beauty and tranquillity of the countryside and safeguard wildlife habitats.


Planning decisions affect us all, yet we often have very little input. We want planning to be fairer, engage communities and protect the countryside as well as regenerate our towns and villages.

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Waste of Space?

 Use our interactive map of brownfield sites in Somerset.  We believe these should be prioritised for new housing or employment land. Tell us if you know of any other places that you think are a Waste of Space

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Everyone needs a place to live, but the way in which this is being done means that urban sprawl is nibbling away at our green spaces. Developers should be making more use of previously developed sites within our towns.

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A New Green Belt For Yeovil

Yeovil and the Yeovil area in South Somerset face unprecedented development pressures, particularly from new housing.  We are campaigning for the creation of a new Green Belt and are gathering support from local communities.

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Somerset patchwork landscape