From Calum McGregor, CPRE <[email protected]>
Subject Spring is in the air
Date March 14, 2020 8:52 AM
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In this issue: Springtime, planning reforms, lost footpaths

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March 2020

Dear John

It’s at this time of year that nature starts to wake up. Spring is advancing its
way across the countryside, loosening winter’s grip with tiny shoots of green, a
haze of leaves on a distant wood, a breath of warm wind in the night.

It’s when the warmth starts to return to the sun, and there are more
opportunities to be outside and enjoy all the benefits of the countryside.

We talked to adventurer Graham Hoyland about his springtime ramble along the
length of the UK. Find out what he discovered in his search for spring.

Discover spring
[[link removed]]Read on for all the latest campaign updates from us at CPRE.


We’ve long campaigned for better use of previously developed land, known as
brownfield land, for housing.

Using derelict land before building on the countryside both protects the green
spaces we love, and helps to deliver homes where people really need them.

And, it’s a viable solution to the housing crisis: our research has shown that
there’s space for a million more homes on brownfield sites, and that two-thirds
of this land is ready to be developed right now.

So we’re really pleased that our campaigning has paid off! The housing secretary
has laid out intentions to prioritise urban regeneration, and make better use of
brownfield land.

This could be a crucial first step towards a planning system that works for
people and the countryside.

Read more
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We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone that took part in our Star Count
last month!

We hope you used the opportunity to enjoy the magic of the night sky. We had a
record number of entries and are now collating the results to create a map that
shows where to find the best views of the stars, and where the worst affected
areas for light pollution are. Stay tuned for further updates...

In the meantime, why not listen to our starry skies expert Emma Marrington
discuss all things dark skies with BBC Sky at Night podcast?

Listen now
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An estimated 10,000 miles of paths across England and Wales could soon be lost
forever, unless we come together to save them. We’re excited to be supporting
The Ramblers’ new campaign to help map them before it’s too late.

Our paths are one of our most precious assets and are often taken for granted.
They allow everyone to enjoy the countryside, both on our doorstep and across
our most iconic landscapes, and tell the story of the history of our

But many paths are not recorded on the definitive map of rights of way, and if
they’re not found and added by the cut-off date of 2026, they could be lost to
public access forever.

Our friends at The Ramblers have launched a brilliant new tool that splits the
country into 150,000 1km squares and makes it easy to compare current and
historic maps side by side. You can start using it now.

Join the search
[[link removed]]As always, thanks for supporting our work and helping to make the countryside
even better.

Best wishes,

Calum McGregor

Digital Engagement Officer


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