Countryside Medal awarded to CPRE Lancashire Trustee, Dr. Des Brennan

10th March 2020

Crispin Truman OBE, the Chief Executive of CPRE, has awarded Dr Des Brennan (who recently celebrated his 89th birthday) the countryside medal, CPRE’s prestigious Volunteer Award.

At the presentation of the medal by Peter Raynes, Chair of CPRE North West Regional Steering Group, he was thanked for his services to CPRE and for his sterling and exemplary campaigning work.

Dr Brennan, trustee and a former Senior Lecturer in physical chemistry at the University of Liverpool, is an acknowledged national expert on shale gas extraction.

Debbie McConnell, Chair of CPRE Lancashire, Liverpool City Region and Greater Manchester, commented “Notwithstanding his venerable age, Des is a very active member of the team, making an enormous and invaluable contribution to our work. He is adept at planning policy and climate change science and Councils, regulators and developers alike have learned to respect (not to say fear) his submissions, which are always factually well founded and clearly argued. The medal is more than well deserved”

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