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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

Have you walked the Mariners’ Way at Lettaford, North Bovey, Devon?

We are helping our member Sally Button over a dispute concerning the public footpath (also the Mariners’ Way) through Lettaford. …read more

Gating plan for rural lane in Warwickshire

14 July 2014

The society and the Warwickshire Ramblers have objected to a plan by Warwickshire County Council to put a locked gate …read more

Isle of Wight to have coastal access at last

10 July 2014

We are delighted that the government has today (10 July) announced that the Isle of Wight will be included in …read more

We deplore green space ‘sop’

9 July 2014

Our vice-president, the open spaces expert Paul Clayden, condemned the government’s Local Green Space designation as a sop to local …read more

Delight at ruling against path closure at Maulden, Beds

4 July 2014

We are delighted that a plan to close a footpath in Maulden, Central Bedfordshire has been rejected by an independent …read more

Luddesdown’s tribute to Pat Wilson

The Luddesdown Rights of Way Group has organised a finger-post in memory of the late Pat Wilson, our vice-president and …read more

Defra’s figures for village greens show it has acted on dogma not evidence

1 July 2014

Figures published today by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) do not show that there was a …read more

We fear that government will privatise land of public importance

30 June 2014

We are concerned that the government’s Infrastructure Bill could lead to the loss of publicly-important land.  The bill, currently in …read more

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