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Simon Jenkins struck a chord recently when he wrote about an over-centralised system of government which is resulting in a lack of local democracy. We are seeing this increasingly in Wiltshire as campaigners battle to save local bus services, childrens’ activity centres, special schools and a household recycling centre. 

Last modified on Tuesday, 29 January 2019 15:08

23 January 2019.  

Please consider taking party in CPRE's Winter Raffle.  Details are here. It closes for entry on Thursday 28 February 2019.
 
The draw takes place on Friday 15 March 2019.

Monday, 12 November 2018 13:21

Where Next for Neighbourhood Plans?

Written by Mike Manson

News from the National Association of Local Councils (NALC).  CPRE have strongly encouraged parishes to start a Neighbourhood Plan and here is the first monitoring report which gives mixed messages.

Tuesday, 30 October 2018 14:38

Household Projections for England

Written by Anne Henshaw

The number of households in England is projected to increase by 4.0 million (17%) over the next 25 years, from 22.9 million in 2016 to 26.9 million in 2041. This equates to 159,000 additional households each year compared with the 210,000 previously projected.  Why the decrease?

20 July 2018.  

Please note that CPRE Wiltshire's office hours are changing;

From Monday 6th August the office will be open from 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  It will be closed on Fridays.

7 March 2018.  

How many people know about Devolution and Local Economic Partnerships, or LEPs as they are called?

Last modified on Wednesday, 07 March 2018 12:37
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 18:19

Land Promotion - The Truth Disclosed

Written by Anne Henshaw

CPRE briefing – How ‘land promoters’ exploit legal loopholes at the expense of communities and the countryside.

Permitted development rights which permit farmers to erect agricultural buildings, construct roadways and undertake what can sometimes be large and intrusive developments outside normal planning laws, have existed for a long time.

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