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The Housing White Paper - next steps

The Housing White Paper - next steps

We flagged up the long-awaited Government White Paper on Housing when it was published earlier this year and said that Wiltshire Branch would give our input to CPRE National Office since it was they that would be making a comprehensive response to the consultation.  Here is our overview of the current situation.

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Back to the Land

Back to the Land

12 May 2017.   

Why does land use matter now? As our population grows and we adjust to the pressures of globalisation, technological change and climate change why are we not more interested in the land?

All these issues come back to the question of how we use land, and despite stories about new houses, roads, flooding, the cost of food, water and energy, that central question is rarely discussed.

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Wiltshire Best Kept Village Competition 2017

Wiltshire Best Kept Village Competition 2017

First (district) round judging of the 39 entries for the 2017 CPRE Wiltshire and The Hills Group Best Kept Village Competition has just been completed.  The results are published below (Read more).  The BKVC judges for the second (county) round will be visiting villages during July.  They will not warn villages of the precise date of their inspection but they will identify themselves if asked. Vouchers for free Warrior compost (see the "Read more" article) were sent in May to the first 30 villages that entered.

The county winners for the previous two years are ineligible for the main competition but have been invited to compete for the Laurence Kitching Award, which is sponsored by Princeton Homes.  Four of the eligible six villages have entered and they will be judged during July.

     

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Stonehenge

Stonehenge

CPRE Wiltshire is opposed to the proposed 2.9km tunnel for the A303 at Stonehenge.  

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