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

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Enjoying access to the outdoors in Wales

We have a rare opportunity to influence the laws and practices for public paths and access land in Wales. The Welsh Government is consulting on access to the outdoors in… Read More

We fight Northampton Council’s plan to dispose of vital open space

The society has objected to Northampton Borough Council’s plan to dispose of open space at Lancaster Way in Northampton. The council has advertised its intention to sell the land and… Read More

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Commons conference in Utrecht

In July our general secretary, Kate Ashbrook, went to the biennial conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) in Utrecht in the Netherlands.  Here she… Read More

Date on which orders under section 119 of the Highways Act 1980 come into effect

Herefordshire Council made a diversion order for Lyonshall footpath LZ3 (part) which was contested and went to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS). After written representations the order was confirmed. The Open… Read More

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