When people need help and advice in fighting controversial planning decisions they frequently turn to the CPRE.
For instance, a man ordered by his local council to cut back an historic yew hedge because it was overhanging a footpath slightly. Or people concerned about new housing developments that will destroy the view from their homes.
Tim Machin says: “Planning is a big part of the job and promoting good planning in the countryside and helping communities who want to take on planning authorities themselves.”
There are more challenges ahead for Tim, such as potential Greater Lincolnshire devolution, funding restraints, and new homes – 70,000-100,000 county wide, of which about 18,000 will be in South Holland and Boston.