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

Latest News

Council rejects development on public copse at Watton, Driffield

East Riding of Yorkshire’s planning committee has today unanimously rejected a planning application for retrospective consent to use Watton Copse for an oil-storage tank and domestic purposes including car-parking.  The land… Read More

We call for speed limit on lethal road across common

We have joined the call for a 30-mph speed limit on the A44 road where it crosses Bringsty Common in Herefordshire.  The present speed limit is 50 mph. The current… Read More

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Fifty years since the start of commons registration

Fifty years ago today, on 2 January 1967, the commons and greens registers in England and Wales were opened, writes Kate Ashbrook.  This was the start of a period of… Read More

Our case officer’s diary

Our case officer Nicola Hodgson gives a snapshot of her work for the society, both in and out of the office. As case officer for commons, greens and open spaces… Read More

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