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District groups

Would you like to help your local CPRE Lancashire district group?

Our District Groups represent the national CPRE organisation and the Lancashire Branch in each local planning authority area. They ensure the vision, values and objectives of CPRE are fulfilled, and the presence of CPRE activity is recognised by the local planning authority (LPA), town and parish councils and the community.

Their actvities include:

Organising regular District Group meetings and Annual General Meetings.

Providing regular reports of activities to Group members, Branch Directors and Trustees.

Raising awareness of local issues, including countryside, housing, transport, rural services, farming.

Cooperating and networking with other like-minded local community organisations, including 'single issue' action groups, for the purposes of - 1. Sharing information and advice on local issues, including relevant CPRE knowledge; 2. CPRE Support for their aims and objectives and partnership in campaigns where appropriate; and 3. Recruiting new CPRE members.

Liaisoning with local Town and Parish Councils - 1. Encourage them to join CPRE; and 2. Have representatives on the District Group committee.

Reviewing local planning applications and make representations to the LPA - 1. Apply or seek local knowledge about each application, including site visits if necessary; 2. Submit objections to applications potentially harmful to the countryside or environment; and 3. Provide constructive support for good planning.

Involvement with development of the local planning system - 1. Consultation on the LPA's Local Development Framework (LDF); and 2. Attend and contribute where necessary to LDF or appeal public inquiries.

Membership of the LPA's Local Strategic Partnership (LSP).

Membership of Stakeholder Groups and other forums for specific local issues.

Lobbing local councillors and MPs about CPRE's views on local and national issues.

Acting as consultants to Town/Parish Councils eg. for Planning Policy, Parish Plans, Village Design Statements.

Publicise the objectives and activities of CPRE though - 1. Local media, eg. press releases, radio and TV interviews; 2. Publicising and supporting CPRE national campaigns at local level; 3. Stands at local shows and exhibitions; 4. Talks about CPRE to local organisations; 5. Leaflet distribution and posters at libraries, information centres, shops, supermarkets, etc; and 6. Invitations to District Group meetings and other CPRE events.

Organise fundraising events, eg. lectures, collections at supermarkets, etc.

Meeting new people and having fun!


If you would like to find out more about your local district group, email the CPRE Lancashire Branch office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and they will put you in touch with your local group. 

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