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Protecting open spaces, common land, village greens
and public paths in England & Wales since 1865

Latest News

Common-land swap approved for Walton Heath, Surrey

The Planning Inspectorate has approved plans by Walton Heath Golf Club to swap an area of common land known as …read more

Cross-compliance on public paths should apply in Wales

We have urged the Welsh Government to require that landowners and occupiers who receive agri-environment funding keep the public paths …read more


The tide has turned

Our general secretary, Kate Ashbrook, writes about worrying changes in legal opinion. Fifteen years ago the Sunningwell case clarified the …read more

All-party support for village greens in Wales

There was all-party support in the National Assembly for Wales for maintaining the current laws for registering greens.  The debate …read more

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