The aims and objectives of CPRE Sussex are:
- To promote the beauty, tranquility and diversity of the Sussex Countryside by encouraging the sustainable use of land and other natural resources in town and country.
- To secure appropriate and sustainable land use, farming, woodland and biodiversity policies and practice, and improve the well-being of rural communities
- To ensure the value and benefits of the Sussex countryside are given due consideration by decision makers on issues of planning, land use, rural affairs and transport
- To work with like-minded organisations to achieve consistent and co-ordinated lobbying on countryside issues
- To secure wider awareness and support for our aim and objectives by informing and working with councillors, government officers and members of the public who can influence decisions
- To ensure that CPRE Sussex is a vibrant and growing organisation.
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.
We believe a beautiful, thriving countryside is important for everyone, no matter where they live. Millions of town and city dwellers recharge their batteries with a walk or a bike ride in the local Green Belt, spend weekends and holidays in our National Parks, or enjoy fresh local produce. People who live in rural areas keep our countryside beautiful and productive.
We work hard to protect our countryside for all to enjoy. We get involved in the planning system at all levels. We campaign to raise awareness of problems, provide advice and information and advocate solutions.