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Who we are

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We are the countryside charity for Leicestershire. We want a thriving, beautiful countryside for everyone.

We work locally in Leicestershire and through our national office in London to stand up for the countryside: to protect it from the threats it faces, and to shape its future for the better.

The thing about CPRE’s work is that you don’t notice it. People only notice the beautiful rolling farmland, the hedges, woods and trees alive with birds, the biodiverse field margins and much loved and valued local green spaces and countryside. Most have no idea how hard won it can be to keep it that way.

CPRE nationally has been standing up for the countryside for over 85 years and here in Leicestershire for over 75. In that time, we’ve helped to influence and apply planning laws that have, against the odds, preserved the special beauty and character of the countryside.

New-build housing site

Leicestershire’s environment is constantly changing and planning decisions have and will have a significant and lasting impact on the future character of this beautiful county at the heart of rural England. Planning is central to CPRE’s concerns and work and so we are actively involved in the planning system nationally, regionally and locally.

If you are already a CPRE Leicestershire member, you could help us by monitoring developments in your part of the county.

Join us

Do you value Leicestershire’s beauty? Do you want to protect it?

Help us fight for Leicestershire’s countryside.

Come and join CPRE Leicestershire and fight to ensure that Leicestershire remains a beautiful county at the heart of rural England.