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Plans to build over 125 hectares of Green Belt are unecessary and unjustified, and will cause appalling congestion and pollution, say campaigners.

We have been encouraging discussion over the issue of public access to land in London.  At our AGM in May, 2019 we hosted a debate about whether we need an urban 'right to roam' with leading access campaigners.  The Mayor of London is working on a 'Public London Charter' to 'set out the rights and responsibilities for the users, owners and managers of public spaces irrespective of ownership' which is to be issued alongside the final London Plan in 2020.

Monday, 19 August 2019 15:27

Green Clean of Bow Back Rivers

Join us and volunteers from the Friends of Bow Back Rivers to help 'green clean' litter hotspots around the tributaries of the River Lea near the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.  We will be meeting at 9.30am on Sunday 22 September at the View Tube on the Greenway, E15 2PJ (nearest station Pudding Mill Lane). Sign up here  or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 020 7253 0300.

We have submitted a letter to Southwark Council objecting to an application to redevelop Dulwich Hamlet Football Stadium and its impact on precious Metropolitan Open Land at Greendale.

Tuesday, 13 August 2019 14:44

Create a Tree Trail in your park

An EXCITING OFFER for London Parks Friends Groups to create a TiCL Tree Trail for your park free of charge! Brought to you by TiCLme & GoParksLondon.
Wednesday, 07 August 2019 14:34

August Green London eBulletin

The latest issue of our Green London eBulletin with planning and environmental news from across London including the designation of a new nature reserve in south London, the National Park City summit, our #goparks London initiative, and developments in the boroughs - essential summer reading!

CPRE London responded to the Kingston Local Plan consultation in July 2019 raising concerns about indications that the Borough may be considering allocating protected Green Belt and/or Metropolitan Open Land for development. 

According to CPRE research the average density assumption on brownfield register sites in 2018 was 41 dwellings per hectare. This report shows why doubling that should be within the realms of possibility for all authorities across England and why it might in fact be preferable to building at low density. In fact, most developments could be planned at 100 dwellings per hectare or more.

On a related issue, also attached are the figures for each local authority in England for households without a car or van. This is shown to demonstrate that space does not need to be allocated for parking in all developments. Households which do not have access to a car (often older people, younger people or people on low incomes) maybe be better supported with high density urban developments which can support shops and services while reducing the need to travel. Though this data is from the 2011 Census, it is a useful reminder that in many parts of England, upwards of one third of households do not own a car or van and in Inner London this figure is nearer two thirds. 

New scorecard shows wide variation between London boroughs’ progress towards the Mayor’s key transport targets

Thursday, 11 July 2019 11:51

London Boroughs Healthy Streets Scorecard

CPRE London and transport campaigners London Living Streets, London Cycling Campaign, RoadPeace, Sustrans and Campaign for Better Transport London have published a scorecard showing wide variation in boroughs’ progress towards the Mayor’s Transport Strategy ‘healthy streets’ targets. The aim is to publish the Scorecard annually to show progress year on year....

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