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To the left are a list of case studies that show what can be achieved by working to influence the development of local plans. Selected highlights are below.

When the first draft of Cambridge City Council's revised local plan was published in the summer of 2003, our local CPRE group noted there was no mention of light pollution. We objected to the omission of a light pollution policy because Cambridgeshire has no truly dark skies left. Light pollution in the county has increased at one of the highest rates in the country, at around 30% between 1993 and 2000...

How CPRE Kent used landscape character assessment to improve the design of the built environment...

CPRE West Midlands has been successful at positively influencing regional planning guidance so that it does a better job of protecting countryside character and promoting urban regeneration...

In Derbyshire, CPRE volunteers looked at the first draft of Amber Valley Borough Council's local plan and found that it paid little attention to the government policies on housing...