Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) fights for a better future for England’s unique, essential and precious countryside. From giving parish councils expert advice on planning issues to influencing national and European policies, CPRE works to protect and enhance the countryside. CPRE believes a beautiful, thriving countryside is important for everyone, no matter where they live. CPRE don’t own land or represent any special interests. Members are united in their love for England’s landscapes and rural communities, and stand up for the countryside, so it can continue to sustain, enchant and inspire future generations.
Fiona Howie , Chief Executive
Fiona Howie was previously Head of Planning at the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE). During that time she secured a substantial government grant as part of the Supporting Communities and Neighbourhoods in Planning scheme and oversaw the delivery of the two year programme in partnership with the National Association of Local Councils. She also led various campaigns, including work to influence the draft National Planning Policy Framework. She has also worked for Macmillan Cancer Support. She has a master’s degree from the University of Oxford in Biodiversity, Conservation and Environmental Management. She lives with her family in south west London.