The Cat's Back, Black Mountains. copyright Richard Williams

Little Birch hedge surveyors

Neighbourhood planning - Ledbury by Terry Rook

A New AONB in the Marches?

Exploring the case for more Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Herefordshire


Herefordshire Hedgerow Project

Discover more about the county's hedges and learn survey & id skills

Neighbourhood Planning

Want to know more about Neighbourhood Planning? CPRE have published a handy guide


Herefordshire Countryside - Dinedor camp - copyright Barbara  Bromhead-wragg

Herefordshire's Countryside

A beautiful and living countryside, accessible to all, has always been valuable; in tough economic times, and with people facing growing stresses in their lives, it is priceless…
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Hedgerow page - Black Hill, Olchon Valley Herefordshire


From the heights of the Cat’s Back to the deeply ploughed & fertile lowlands, Herefordshire is rich in diverse hedgerows, often containing substantial trees…
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Planning Policy - Hereford viewed from Dinedor Camp 2006



Last year the Government introduced a new policy that prevented local authorities claiming money from developers which could be used to build affordable homes on sites of fewer than eleven houses. Since this was the main way that affordable homes were funded in rural areas, there was a fear that the opportunities for local people to live in the countryside would be even further eroded.

Two local authorities (not including Herefordshire) challenged this policy in the High Court and have won. Of course the case could still go to appeal but, at the moment, developers will still have to cough up for affordable homes to be included when they build their executive housing developments.

Planning decisions affect us all, yet local people often have very little input…
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Polytunnels - winter view at Walford, Ross on Wye


Whilst the number of large-scale soft fruit growers who use polytunnels to extend the season in Herefordshire might be comparatively few, the effect upon the landscape, particularly the Wye Valley AONB, is substantial…
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Campaigning to Protect Herefordshire’s Countryside

CPRE Herefordshire is an environmental charity that campaigns to retain all that is best in rural Herefordshire, whilst supporting farming, rural business, the building of sustainable communities, rural transport and affordable housing within the wider infrastructure needs of the countryside.
NEXT MEETING: 14th June 2016 This meeting shall be held at the Royal National College for the Blind, Hereford.