CPRE, the countryside charity, has launched a new report this week called Space to Breathe, A State of the Green Belt Report, which highlights the importance of countryside near where we live and the need to enhance it for this and future generations.

Green Belts are the countryside next door for more than 30m people.

We must not squander this valuable asset at a time when it is needed for our own health and wellbeing.

Crispin Truman, CPRE.