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

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Common land at East Pit, Neath Port Talbot, should be treasured not trashed

We have objected strongly to an application to develop common land at East Pit, Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen in Neath Port Talbot. Last …read more

Building on Anglesey common shows need for new local-authority duty on commons

We are dismayed that Anglesey County Council has refused to take enforcement action against unlawful works on registered common land …read more


Championing Chiltern commons

As the Chilterns Commons Project comes to an end, project officer Rachel Sanderson reflects on its achievements. In the south-east …read more

The Royal Commission on Common Land at 60

Today, 25 July, marks the sixtieth anniversary of the establishment by parliament of the Royal Commission on Common Land in …read more

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

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