Green Belt

CPRE was one of the organisations responsible for the creation of England’s Green Belts in 1938 and we continue to work passionately to support and maintain these valuable parts of the countryside.

The original concept of Green Belts was intended to prevent urban sprawl.

With the advent of the car, developers were extending towns and cities through ribbon development following the new roads that were being built. And for nearly eighty years the intention generally to protect the countryside worked. Never before has the Green belts of England and that within Warwickshire been under such threat.

We continue to fight to protect our precious Green Belts, such as our campaign against the 620 dwellings at Glasshouse Lane, Kenilworth – more on which you can see below.