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

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We fight plan to replace wind turbines on Cumbrian commons

We have objected to plans by Pegasus Planning Group to replace the wind turbines on common land at Kirkby Moor, …read more

Wind turbines will rip the heart out of Rochdale common

We have objected most strongly to a planning application from Coronation Power Ltd, to build 12 wind turbines and associated …read more


Common landscapes

Today a taskgroup of 27 organisations launches its report Landscapes for Everyone (see below) in parliament, calling on politicians to …read more

Our 150th birthday

This year, 2015, we celebrate our 150th anniversary—the first national conservation body to do so. Founded on 19 July 1865 …read more

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

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