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and public paths in England & Wales since 1865

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We call for duty on local authorities to protect parks and green spaces

We are concerned that public parks are increasingly threatened by commercial activities and that the government’s response to the House of Commons’ Communities and Local Government Select Committee report into… Read More

Appeal against refusal of wind turbines on mid-Wales beauty spot

We have urged the Planning Inspectorate to reject plans for seven wind-turbines in the beautiful countryside around Llandegley, five miles east of Llandrindod Wells, Powys. The application, first submitted by… 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.