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

Latest News

We challenge Windsor & Maidenhead Council’s ‘path-improvement’ plan

We have challenged Windsor and Maidenhead Borough Council for treating the new roadside footpath by Ray Mead Road north of Bridge Gardens as a permanent solution to the gap in… Read More

The fight against Dalton sun factory

We have objected to a planning application for a solar farm on open countryside near Dalton- in-Furness, Cumbria.  The applicant, New Energy For The World, wants to develop about 30… Read More


‘Invisible fencing’ project at Epping Forest

This video describes the City of London’s innovative ‘invisible fencing’ project at Epping Forest developed since 2011. The project, supported financially by Natural England and in partnership with the manufacturer… Read More

A clever solution

Our local correspondent for Leeds, Jerry Pearlman, has told us of an ingenious solution by Leeds City Council to prevent paths being lost in rivers such as the Wharfe. The… Read More

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