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We object to ugly tower above Shepherd’s Bush Common

22 April 2015

We have objected to an application from Dorsett Hospitality International to demolish the existing former Walkabout building and replace it …read more

We fight access track across historic common

13 April 2015

We have objected to plans for an access track across common land at Newbiggin, near Penrith in Cumbria. The common …read more

We celebrate the partial opening of Panshanger Park

2 April 2015

Our general secretary, Kate Ashbrook, spoke at a walk to celebrate the first anniversary of the public opening of one-third …read more

Outsized development in Chiltern valley

30 March 2015

We have objected to a further attempt to redevelop Valentine Farm in the Hambleden Valley. The site is near Skirmett, …read more

New book to celebrate our commons

We have published a new book, Common Land, to celebrate the ancient common land of England and Wales. It is …read more

Unfair land swap on Cornish common

27 March 2015

We have objected to plans to swap common land at Pendarves Woods Common, a mile south-west of Camborne in Cornwall. …read more

Now you can walk the secret multi-million pound footpaths of Firle

25 March 2015

But you will need your wellies on! Open Spaces Society member Chris Smith has created a walk highlighting the secret …read more

The fight against massive potash-mine in North York Moors National Park

We have objected strongly to the application from York Potash Ltd to open a massive potash-mine within the North York …read more

We object to abuse of St John’s Lye common, Woking

24 March 2015

We have responded angrily to Woking Borough Council’s consultation about car-parking on St John’s Lye Common, south-west Woking, Surrey. Local …read more

We welcome proposed commons council for Bodmin Moor

23 March 2015

The society is backing a plan to create a commons council for Bodmin Moor in Cornwall. This would be the …read more

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