Open Spaces Society OSS 150th Year
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Restoring the record - ten years left to find our way    We launch our 12-point action plan for the new National Assembly for Wales    Remember a charity in your will    Planning (Wales) Act 2015 receives royal assent    We launch our tool-kit to save open spaces    JustTextGiving to support our work    Defending the commons - new distance learning course
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Protecting open spaces, common land, village greens
and public paths in England & Wales since 1865

Latest News

Threat to Dunsfold Common, Surrey

Kitewood Investments Ltd has applied for planning permission for 42 dwellings and associated development adjacent to Dunsfold Common south of Guildford in Surrey. The plans include an access track across the… Read More

We fight plan to seize part of Haven Green common

We have objected to plans by Ealing Council to deregister part of Haven Green common. The council wants to legitimise a cycle hub which was constructed unlawfully on the common… Read More


Park sharks

Our general secretary, Kate Ashbrook, considers how commercial exploitation is threatening our parks and green spaces. As I walked through Battersea Park in the February sunshine I found it hard to imagine… Read More

Commons – global and local

The Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI) of the University of Gloucestershire has published its new book, Commons—Governance of Shared Assets, coinciding nicely with World Book Day. It can be… Read More

The Open Spaces Society is Britain’s oldest national conservation body, founded in 1865.