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

Latest News

We fight fence on limestone beauty-spot

We are fighting an application from the Farleton Knott Commoners’ Association for a 550-metre fence along the west side of …read more

Welsh village greens rescued from damaging law-change

We are delighted to have helped stop the Planning (Wales) Act from making devastating changes to village-green law. The Planning …read more


International commons conference in Canada

Our general secretary, Kate Ashbrook, is in Edmonton, Albera, Canada, for the biennial conference of the International Association for the …read more

Major victory for green spaces of Wales

The Welsh Government has decided not to ape England’s village-greens law. In December 2013 we learnt that the Welsh Government was proposing, …read more

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

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