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Monday, 29 February 2016 14:34

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 Yeovil Green Belt to prevent further urban sprawl.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015 11:42

Wind turbines

Wind turbines are tall moving structures which inevitably have an impact over very large areas.

Wednesday, 05 October 2011 10:08

Membership form

CPRE membership forms for individuals, parish councils and organisations.

The most effective way for you to help protect the countryside is to become a member of CPRE. We’re delighted that you want to join us. We all need the countryside – whether it’s for fresh air, delicious local produce, beautiful landscapes, or vibrant towns and villages – the countryside is invaluable. By joining CPRE, you are helping to ensure that a beautiful living countryside thrives for generations to come.

Friday, 07 October 2011 15:12


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Thursday, 12 October 2017 00:00

2017 annual report

Read our annual report with news of our successes, campaigns and efforts during 2017.

Friday, 02 September 2011 14:44

District groups

Somerset CPRE has active district groups in Mendip, and Sedgemoor. South Somerset, Taunton Deane and West Somerset are dormant at present but if you would like to help get these groups going, we would love to hear from you!

Friday, 02 September 2011 14:43

How we work

We’re an environmental charity, with over 200 local groups, a branch in every county and 55,000 members, and supporters – including more than 2,000 affiliated parish councils.

Here in Somerset, we have around 750 members and a small team of volunteers who work hard to try to stand up for our countryside. 

CPRE Somerset fights for a better future for the English countryside. We cover the administrative county of Somerset and our volunteers work hard to protect, shape and enhance a beautiful, thriving countryside for everyone to value and enjoy. We have around 700 members who are united in their love for Somerset’s landscapes and rural communities.  Together we stand up for the countryside, so it can continue to sustain, enchant and inspire future generations.

Friday, 02 September 2011 14:37

Our vision for the countryside

Unlike many environmental charities, CPRE has no vested interests – we own no land, rely solely on donations and grants, and are politically independent. We make decisions with the head not the heart, as much as we love the countryside, and we are possibly the only green group which has a completely holistic approach. Planning, in particular, is all about looking at the bigger picture, and our wide remit means we have to consider the whole of the country – rural and urban – when creating policy.

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Somerset patchwork landscape