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We fight proposed wind turbine in Herefordshire

19 August 2014

We have objected to an application for a wind turbine, access track, hard-standing, substation and temporary construction-compound in rural Herefordshire. …read more

Defeat of Somerset solar farm

15 August 2014

We are delighted that a planning inspector has rejected plans for a solar farm. The development was proposed by MS …read more

Unwelcome development on Lake District common

8 August 2014

The Lowther Estate wants to develop White Moss Common next to the A591 between Rydal Water and Grasmere in the …read more

Delight that Dartmoor eyesores have gone

7 August 2014

Five kilometres of ugly poles and power-lines on Walkhampton Common, south-west Dartmoor, have been removed. Because the land is common, …read more

We slate Caerphilly Council

We have criticised Caerphilly County Borough Council for claiming that its legal duties to maintain public paths are merely discretionary. …read more

John Riddall—a lawyer for the people

3 August 2014

We are sad that John Riddall, who lived in Bradwell in the Derbyshire Peak District, has died aged 86.  He …read more

Private-parking plan rejected on Surrey common

29 July 2014

The Planning Inspectorate has rejected plans by the Shere Manor Estate to create parking spaces on Hurtwood Common near Holmbury …read more

Global commons conference, Canada, 25-29 May 2015

28 July 2014

The commons amid complexity and change is the theme of the next global conference organised by the International Association for …read more

Common-land swap approved for Walton Heath, Surrey

21 July 2014

The Planning Inspectorate has approved plans by Walton Heath Golf Club to swap an area of common land known as …read more

Cross-compliance on public paths should apply in Wales

We have urged the Welsh Government to require that landowners and occupiers who receive agri-environment funding keep the public paths …read more

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