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The UK's largest solar farm has been built and successfully connected and commissioned on the site of the former World War 2 air field at the Prestwold Estate, Wymeswold.

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Thursday, 18 April 2013 15:11

Stoneywell Cottage

Members of CPRE Leicestershire were privileged to receive an invitation from the National Trust to  view the restoration work in progress at Stoneywell Cottage which the Trust purchased recently from the Gimson family.

Monday, 31 March 2008 14:26

Branch News: Spring 2008

Helping you protect and enhance the countryside

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Proposed "ecotown" for Countryside on the South-Eastern Side of Leicester

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Tuesday, 30 September 2008 14:18

Branch News: Autumn 2008

Helping you to protect and enhance the countryside.


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Driven to Distraction?

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CPRE is making representations to 2 Public Inquiries regarding planning appeals in Asfordby and Thorpe Satchville. CPRE objected to the planning applications for 9 wind turbines at Asfordby and for 2 turbines at Thorpe Satchville which were refused by Melton Borough Council.

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Monday, 03 September 2012 07:21

Melton's Rural Character Saved For Now

An application from Peel Energy and British Coal to erect 9 wind turbines at Asfordby was refused by Melton Council’s Development Committee on 26th July by 6 votes to 4. CPRE had campaigned with local residents against this proposal. 8 of the turbines would have been over 400 feet high. The 9th one would have been 350 feet high to its blade tip but sited on higher ground. Objections had been received from CPRE, STOP (Stop Turbines, Oppose Peel), English Heritage and Leicestershire County Council as well as 800 letters of objection.

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Leicestershire's landscape is diverse, rich, and worth protecting. The county's landscape is generally gentle and agricultural, shaped by centuries of mining, and with only a small amount of forest cover and as such its natural beauty and regional distinctiveness sometimes go unremarked. However, the countryside is surprisingly diverse with eighteen Landscape Character Areas identified in the Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland Landscape and Woodland Strategy.

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