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CPRE Sussex Review Winter/Spring 2019

CPRE Sussex Winter/Spring Review 2019. Contents include:


The Spring 2018 includes:

  • Countryside Awards
  • Dr Tony Whitbread, Chief Executive of Sussex Wildlife Trust on why an increasingly fragmented countryside is detrimental to our wildlife
  • Professor David Goulsam on the alarming decline of flying insects
  • Jane Watson on the threat of light pollution in Sussex
  • Dr Roger Smith on the National Tree Week
  • Graham Ault on the results of the House Sparrow survey
  • Plus news from our districts

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Sussex’s beautiful countryside is a world-famous national treasure and makes a huge contribution to the economy and our sense of who we are as individuals and communities, yet is at risk of being side-lined in this election.
The next Parliament will be working hard to address a number of pressing social and environmental challenges and we believe this can be done without undue harm to our finite green-spaces and beautiful landscapes.
Our manifesto for Sussex, linked to the main CPRE  manifesto, calls on all politicians to support;

  • Full consideration of the natural environment, biodiversity and landscape and scenic beauty in strategic plans and specific development proposals – even for sites without designation or protected status
  • Measures to tackle pollution, achieve higher standards in air and water quality, protection of rural tranquillity and dark night skies
  • A new vision for sustainable travel in Sussex to reset current roads policy with a smarter travel investment strategy, particularly in relation to the A27
  • Airspace modernisation which prioritises the well-being of local people and wildlife. A commitment against further expansion at Gatwick
  • More homes which are truly affordable and meet an identified local need. Greater investment in urban regeneration and better use of the existing housing stock, including under-occupied or empty homes
  • A significant shift towards a low-carbon economy and away from the extraction of fossil fuels
  • Well designed and located housing proposals which have been developed with proper involvement of the local community.

 Nationally, CPRE's manifesto calls on all parties in the election to recognise the countryside’s huge contribution to the economy and our sense of who we are as individuals and communities, and to develop policies that will protect and enhance rural areas. This can be downloaded below.



In this issue:

The Housing White Paper: how the new proposals tip the the balance further in favour of developers.

"The housing white paper will make the imbalance worse. The government is to create a new threat to local authorities and communities. It’s called the housing delivery test"

Download to read this detailed analysis of what the White Paper will mean for the South East.



Download your copy of the Sussex Review below, featuring:

  • Nick Herbert MP on his real concerns for countyside surrounding the National Park
  • The Mid Sussex Local Plan and battle we can't afford to lose
  • How Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are not providing the protection they should
  • Sussex Wildlife Trust on protection for natural spaces after Brexit
  • Our ancient woodlands
  • The latest on Eastbourne's plans to sell of Downland
  • Help save the sparrows!

And more. Download your copy now!



Download a copy of CPRE Sussex's Annuual Report 2015 below.


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