Who we are

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We are CPRE, the countryside charity, representing the county of Warwickshire, including Coventry, Solihull and a major part of the city of Birmingham.

We want a countryside that’s rich in nature, accessible to everyone and that responds to the climate emergency. We are the local CPRE branch in Warwickshire, advocating for sustainable, healthy communities and countryside that is available to more people than ever, including those who haven’t benefited before. We stand for a countryside that enriches all of our lives, nourishes our well-being, and that we in turn nourish, protect and celebrate.

To help us achieve this, we have a team of volunteer planning officers who monitor planning applications in their area and support or oppose them as appropriate. See our opposition to 620 houses on Kenilworth Green Belt.

Unlike many environmental charities, CPRE has no vested interests – we own no land, rely solely on donations and grants, and are politically independent.

We’ve worked for almost a century to support and promote the countryside, and we’ll be doing this for generations to come. That’s why we call ourselves ‘the countryside charity’.