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Date published: 2006/10/23

The BBC says:

A way of mapping rural tranquillity has been created by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE).

The coloured map and measurement system shows how likely an area in England is to be judged as being tranquil.

It shows the North East is the most tranquil, with the most tranquil county Northumberland. London and the South East are the least peaceful regions.

CPRE Chief Executive Shaun Spiers said: "Tranquillity is one of the greatest benefits we get from the countryside."

The CPRE said finding tranquillity in the countryside matters deeply to people because it is considered to contribute to mental and physical health and to quality of life.

What a surprise, rural areas are more tranquil than urban ones. Why oh why does the UK waste money on pointless organisations like the CPRE, whose sole purpose in life seems to be to keep the urban peasants from getting anywhere near the British countryside (in particular by refusing to allow any rural land from being developed). Considering all the other problems of the British countryside, the lack or not of tranquillity pales into insignificance as a concern.

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