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During these troubling times the most important thing is the safety and welfare of staff, volunteers, supporters and the wider public. At CPRE Sussex we have been continuously monitoring the situation and making plans for business continuity and staff/volunteer welfare. We remain open for business but we are taking steps to reduce risks.

The Countryside Charity, CPRE Sussex has appointed Prof Dan Osborn, as its new Chair.

Local councils struggling to meet government housing targets are caught in an impossible ‘catch 22’ under existing planning laws, warns CPRE Sussex.  

Chairman of the Sussex branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England, David Johnson is urging the government to reject all the Airport Commission’s recommendations for aviation expansion in the south. He says politicians should focus instead on safeguarding people’s quality of life, and protecting the irreplaceable countryside and communities which are under threat.

10 July 2014

Campaigners from the Sussex branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE Sussex) have today [Thursday 10 July] launched their ‘Sussex Countryside Charter’, which calls on MPs and Councillors to ensure better protection for the countryside. The Charter will be launched as part of the CPRE Sussex AGM, which takes place at Plumpton College. With increasing development pressures being forced upon our open countryside, CPRE Sussex has produced the Charter to send a strong message to local and national politicians that the countryside is vital to the health and wellbeing of people in Sussex.

3 June 2014

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) today (Tuesday) raises the alarm about Government proposals that would exclude smaller scale shale oil exploration from environmental regulation. A consultation by the Government, which closed yesterday, proposes the removal of its ability and responsibility to regulate smaller scale, but potentially hazardous, onshore oil exploration under the ‘Environmental Permitting Regulations’.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 07:03

Media release: Gatwick Airport

Written by CPRE Sussex

17 December 2013

Gatwick included in short-list

Joint media release by CPRE Sussec and Gatwick Area Conservation Campaign (GACC)

This is no surprise. For the past year GACC has assumed that Gatwick would be included in the short-list of potential sites for a new runway.

Brendon Sewill, chairman of GACC, said: ‘Now the battle is for real. The battle lines are drawn.’

Monday 16 December 2013

Media release: Durand Academy’s plans to build new state boarding school ‘inappropriate’ in the South Downs National Park

Local campaigners, led by Campaign to Protect Rural England (Sussex) Trustee, Anne Reynolds, were successful in their bid to halt the controversial application to build a 375 pupil boarding school which was turned down at last Thursday’s South Downs National Park Authority planning committee meeting.

Wednesday, 04 December 2013 09:58

Media release: Mid-Sussex Plan

Written by CPRE Sussex

4 December 2013



Countryside campaigners are united in fury at the news that the Mid Sussex District Plan has been rejected on a technicality- leaving the door open to speculative property developers who are determined to build on green field sites.

Friday, 29 November 2013 15:46

Adur urged to U-turn on greenfield sprawl

Written by CPRE Sussex

Monday 25 November 2013


The Campaign for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE) Sussex, has responded to the proposed Adur District Council revised strategic plan asking the Council to look again at its proposals for major development on sensitive sites in the area, which it says will damage precious countryside and increase pressure on areas prone to flooding.

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