This site uses cookies that store non-personal information to provide services to you and to help us improve our site.   

News and Events

Become a Member

CPRW turns 90!

CPRW turns 90! To celebrate our 90th Anniversary CPRW will be holding an exciting exhibition in Gwynedd at Plas Brondanw. Plas Brondanw is the family home of architect Sir Bertram Clough Williams-Ellis, creator of the Italianate village Portmeirion. The exhibition will run from 1st - 22nd July 2018 and will feature portraits of our members and the key figures of our movement over the years as well as paintings, photographs and collages of the wonderful Welsh countryside submitted by our…

Read more…

Brecon & Radnor Garden Party

CPRW - SUCCESS at 90 The Brecon and Radnor branch of the Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales enjoyed a perfect spring day for their special celebration Garden Party at Broadheath House outside Presteigne, to mark the 90th Anniversary of the founding of the charity in 1928. As the sun shone, more than 120 guests experienced the quiet ambience of the Italianate garden designed by the iconic Welsh architect Clough Williams Ellis, who also chaired the organisation in its early days.…

Read more…

Our campaign halts destruction of Powys uplands by more windfarms - but solar still threatens

Key parts of upland Powys are already designated under Welsh Government policy as Strategic Search Areas for wind power. In 2016, the County Council launched its Local Development Plan (LDP) defining two additional extensive sets of upland Local Search Areas (LSAs) in which large wind turbine farms and extensive solar panels arrays would each be given policy support.  The plan could have turned 40% of Powys into a sea of whirling blades and glistening solar panels. It was clear that this…

Read more…

Anglesey residents shocked by controversial solar farm decision

On Wednesday 6th December 2017 residents in Anglesey were shocked to discover that plans for a 220 acre (90ha) solar farm near Llanbadrig had been approved by the Council. This came after the same committee voted unanimously against it just a month before. The solar farm - which will be Wales’ biggest - was approved by four councillors, with one voting against and the rest abstaining. For many years CPRW and campaign group Anglesey Against Wind Farms have been fighting to protect the…

Read more…

What’s happening in your area?

With 13 CPRW branches across Wales, there’s bound to be something exciting in your area to get involved with. Our branches organise local events, campaign against insensitive planning and fundraise for our wider work. Join your closest branch to support your local community and defend your unique landscapes.

Branches Map