The countryside next door

Our countryside is closer than you think

We all feel better when we have access to fresh air, peace and quiet and a space to unwind.

We’re working to protect and enhance the Green Belts and local countryside that give our towns and cities room to breathe, providing green spaces for everyone to enjoy for generations to come.

England’s Green Belts provide a breath of fresh air for 45 million people and stop towns from sprawling into the countryside. But they are under threat from the pressure of new developments.

CPRE North Yorkshire campaigns hard to ensure that Green Belt is protected.