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

27 July 2015

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

24 July 2015

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

What’s best in Britain?

The World At One (BBC Radio 4) is 50 this year and has invited people to offer suggestions for where …read more

Improved scheme at Whitwell Common, Norfolk

We are pleased to have won improvements to a scheme, proposed by the Whitwell Common Trust, to fence part of …read more

Giving Henley a hand for Entente Florale

20 July 2015

At the invitation of our member Henley-on-Thames Town Council our general secretary Kate Ashbrook spent part of our 150th birthday …read more

Counting our battle honours

17 July 2015

150 years ago on Sunday (19 July) at a meeting in a lawyer’s chambers in London, our organisation was launched: …read more

We are delighted that Bodmin Moor is to have a Commons Council

16 July 2015

The society is delighted that the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has resolved to set up …read more

Wycombe Rye rescue a milestone in the Open Spaces Society’s 150-year history

‘We saved the incomparable Wycombe Rye 50 years ago through joint local and national effort,’ said Kate Ashbrook, our general …read more

Private garage refused on Cornwall common

13 July 2015

The Planning Inspectorate has rejected an application from Mr Robert George to build a domestic garage on registered common land …read more

Our AGM marks ups and downs for green spaces

9 July 2015

‘The Open Spaces Society has never been more needed in its 150-year history than today, as green spaces are increasingly threatened.’  …read more

South Wales commons saved from industrial development

8 July 2015

We are overjoyed that the Welsh Government has rejected applications by RWE Innogy Ltd to erect wind-turbines and other structures …read more

Commercial camping development on national park common is rejected

7 July 2015

The Planning Inspectorate has rejected an application from Woodland Property Services to erect 10 camping pods (wooden cabins on post-mounted …read more

We condemn drive for ‘self-funding countryside estate’ in Surrey

6 July 2015

We have condemned the cuts to national and local government services for countryside and public enjoyment. Our general secretary, Kate …read more

Land swap on Cornish common is dropped

2 July 2015

Mr Robert Weedon has withdrawn his plan to swap common land at Pendarves Woods Common, a mile south-west of Camborne in …read more

North York Moors National Park authority approves York Potash application

1 July 2015

We are dismayed that the North York Moors National Park Authority has approved the York Potash application. The decision was …read more

Withdrawal of Stevenage common enclosure plans

Stevenage Borough Council has heeded our advice and has withdrawn its application to fence off part of Norton Green Common. …read more

Wind turbines rejected on Rooley Moor, Rochdale

30 June 2015

Rochdale Borough Council has refused planning permission to Coronation Power Ltd for 12 wind turbines and other infrastructure on Rooley …read more

Land at Breaky Bottom open to the public

After a long battle by Action for Access and the Open Spaces Society, walkers can now use some of the …read more

We support fight against massive potash mine in North York Moors National Park

24 June 2015

The Open Spaces Society has joined with 28 other environment and amenity organisations, including the Campaign for National Parks (CNP), …read more

Good news for fighters against Reeves Hill wind turbines

16 June 2015

We are delighted that the planning permission has expired for four wind-turbines on the prominent Herefordshire summit of Reeves Hill, …read more

The Big Pathwatch

15 June 2015

This summer, with funding from the Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust, the Ramblers are launching a survey of all the public …read more

We fight enclosure of Stevenage common

14 June 2015

We have objected to a plan by Stevenage Borough Council to fence off part of Norton Green Common on the …read more

How to defend the commons

12 June 2015

We are delighted to help with a new, online course—Defending the Commons: Strategies for Action. The course will be run by …read more

OSS signs up to Access to Justice statement

11 June 2015

The UK’s four umbrella conservation groups – Wildife & Countryside Link, Scottish Environment Link, Wales Environment Link and Northern Ireland …read more

Yateley Common fencing-plan withdrawn

5 June 2015

Hampshire County Council and the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust have withdrawn their controversial plan to erect fencing …read more

Shepherd’s Bush tower quashed

The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham has rejected plans for a tower next to Shepherd’s Bush Common in west …read more

Booker housing plans rejected

We are delighted that planning inspector Christa Masters has rejected plans to build two houses next to Booker Common and …read more

We fight fence on limestone beauty-spot

20 May 2015

We are fighting an application from the Farleton Knott Commoners’ Association for a 550-metre fence along the west side of …read more

Welsh village greens rescued from damaging law-change

We are delighted to have helped stop the Planning (Wales) Act from making devastating changes to village-green law. The Planning …read more

We object to path change in Wenvoe, South Wales

19 May 2015

We have objected to a plan to move a beautiful footpath at Wenvoe, in the Vale of Glamorgan. The Vale …read more

Henley RBL learns about Open Spaces Society

18 May 2015

‘The national Open Spaces Society has plenty to keep it busy here in Henley-on-Thames,’ said the society’s case officer, Nicola …read more

Lake District park authority rejects second attempt to develop White Moss common

14 May 2015

We are delighted that the Lake District National Park Authority has once again rejected plans for the development of White …read more

Land at Breaky Bottom open to the public after OSS action

13 May 2015

Action by the society’s Local Correspondent, Chris Smith, has resulted in more land at Breaky Bottom Vineyard, Sussex being opened …read more

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

We say ‘no’ to the Lowthers

20 March 2015

The society has once again objected to renewed plans by the Lowther Estate to develop White Moss Common next to …read more

Proposed ‘environmental trust’ is irrelevant

17 March 2015

The announcement by the Circuit of Wales developers that they intend to set up an ecological trust to fund environmental …read more

Historic Gloucestershire field is saved as a village green

We are delighted that our member, the Nympsfield Village Green Action Group, has succeeded in registering The Leaze in Nympsfield, …read more

Chunks of the Lake District National Park to be sold

Update, 16 March 2015 Bidding closed on 12 March and the Lake District National Park Authority has published an update …read more

New tool-kit to save open spaces

16 March 2015

We have launched our campaign to save England’s much-loved open spaces. We have published an open spaces tool-kit for communities …read more

We call on landowner to stop destroying Anglesey common

13 March 2015

We have called on Mrs Dilys Lowe, the owner of land at Glandwr Cottage, Glanrafon, Llangoed in Anglesey, to stop …read more

We fight plan to replace wind turbines on Cumbrian commons

27 February 2015

We have objected to plans by RWE Innogy to replace the wind turbines on common land at Kirkby Moor, Cumbria, with …read more

Wind turbines will rip the heart out of Rochdale common

26 February 2015

We have objected most strongly to a planning application from Coronation Power Ltd, to build 12 wind turbines and associated …read more

Norfolk footpath to stay put

We are delighted that, thanks to our objection, a public footpath in Norfolk’s Breckland District will remain on its ancient, …read more

A black day for greens

25 February 2015

We are devastated that the supreme court has today rejected the rights of local people to register West Beach at Newhaven …read more

Panshanger Park event on 31 March

On 31 March 2014, the opening day of Panshanger Country Park East in Hertfordshire, over one hundred Friends of Panshanger Park …read more

Decisions for Haven Green common, Ealing

19 February 2015

Our member, the Friends of Haven Green (FoHG), is pleased to report two decisions from the Planning Inspectorate concerning Haven Green, Ealing. …read more

New Forest solar farm rejected

The New Forest National Park Authority’s planning committee has unanimously rejected plans for an ugly solar ‘farm’ in the national …read more

The fight to stop green-belt solar farm

17 February 2015

We are backing our member, the Mawdesley and Heskin Solar Farm Protest Group, in its fight against a solar farm …read more

Thames Path to be consigned to a rat run in Maidenhead

13 February 2015

We are angry that the Thames Path National Trail is to follow Maidenhead’s Ray Mead Road rat run. On Wednesday …read more

Lake District fencing plan conflicts with special Act of Parliament

11 February 2015

We believe that plans by United Utilities for 10 kilometres of fencing above Thirlmere in the heart of the Lake …read more

We fight land swap for Beverley’s ancient common

6 February 2015

We have objected to plans by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council to swap land on Beverley Westwood Common for …read more

Retrospective application for works on Cornish common

We have objected to a retrospective application for works on Pendarves Woods Common, a mile south-west of Camborne in Cornwall. …read more

Welsh Committee calls for better protection for village greens in Planning Bill

2 February 2015

We are delighted that a National Assembly for Wales Committee is calling for better protection of village greens. The report …read more

Plaque in memory of Pat Wilson

30 January 2015

Meopham and District Footpaths Group in Kent have erected a plaque in memory of their president and our vice-president Pat …read more

Common landscapes

20 January 2015

Today a taskgroup of 27 organisations launches its report Landscapes for Everyone (see below) in parliament, calling on politicians to …read more

We object to further assault on Nuneaton’s old common

19 January 2015

We have objected to further plans from Gladman Developments Ltd to build 262 houses on former common land at Plough Hill …read more

Welsh Assembly debates Circuit of Wales

We have sent a briefing to Antoinette Sandbach, shadow Welsh environment minister and Assembly Member for North Wales, who is …read more

Thomas Hardy would breathe a sigh of relief

15 January 2015

We are delighted that Kingston Maurward College has withdrawn its plans to build 70 houses on parkland at Thomas Hardy’s …read more

Pressure groups fight fencing plan in Lake District’s wilderness

14 January 2015

We are backing our member the Friends of the Lake District in fighting a plan by United Utilities to erect …read more

New call for Thames Path riverside route

6 January 2015

We have objected to a planning application from Windsor and Maidenhead Borough Council to create a short footpath along Ray …read more

Footpath in Godstone, Surrey, has been saved

5 January 2015

A planning inspector has ruled that a footpath at Godstone, Surrey, will not be moved. The footpath, Godstone 140B, runs …read more

We fight solar farm in New Forest National Park

2 January 2015

MTS Exbury Solar Ltd has applied to build a solar farm on nine hectares of land east of Lepe Farm, …read more

Dismay at decision to keep Cornish rail-crossing closed

27 December 2014

A public-inquiry inspector has ruled that the footpath across the railway line near Penzance in Cornwall is to remain closed. …read more

Wycombe Council rejects plans which threatened common and bridleway

23 December 2014

Wycombe District Council has rejected a planning application from Bramley Homes which threatened Booker Common and a public bridleway. The …read more

Doors open to rescue lost commons in Cumbria and North Yorkshire

12 December 2014

On 15 December, for the first time in 45 years, the public can win lost commons in Cumbria and North Yorkshire …read more

Speak up for commons, open spaces and footpaths in East Sussex

8 December 2014

The Open Spaces Society is urging everyone who walks, rides or cycles on the commons, open spaces and footpaths of …read more

Shropshire beauty-spot under siege

27 November 2014

The society has objected to proposed development on the slopes of the dramatic Caer Caradoc, near Church Stretton in the …read more

Commons and the Law training workshop from the Chilterns Commons Project

‘Commons are the jewels of the Chilterns,’ declares Nicola Hodgson, our case officer, who is today giving presentations at a …read more

Thomas Hardy would turn in his grave

25 November 2014

We have objected to plans by Kingston Maurward College to build 70 houses on parkland at Thomas Hardy’s hamlet of …read more

We back Dereham Town Council’s action to protect Norfolk common

24 November 2014

We have congratulated Dereham Town Council in Norfolk for its robust action in defence of the lovely Badley Moor Common. …read more

We call for reopening of access to Castle Cove Beach, Weymouth

We are backing our member, the Friends of Castle Cove Beach, in its campaign to reopen the blocked access to …read more

Destructive mineral plan for Trent Valley

18 November 2014

We have objected strongly to plans for mineral extraction in the Shelford Valley on the Trent in Nottinghamshire.  The society …read more

We object to new houses next to Booker Common and bridleway

12 November 2014

We have objected to a planning application from Bramley Homes for two houses on land next to the former Live …read more

Campaigners condemn common-land swap for motorsport development

11 November 2014

We have joined the Brecon Beacons Park Society and Gwent Wildlife Trust in condemning the Heads of the Valleys Development Company’s …read more

Henley’s hat-trick for public paths and access

9 November 2014

The society has praised Henley Town Council for a hat-trick of successes on public paths and public access. Our general secretary, …read more

We defend village greens in Welsh Government inquiry

7 November 2014

We have spoken out in defence of village greens in Wales which, we say, are essential to the health and …read more

Lake District Park Authority rejects ‘Legoland’ development at White Moss

5 November 2014

The Lake District National Park Authority’s Development Control Committee today rejected plans for the development of White Moss. Jim Lowther, …read more

We fight devastation of Radnorshire’s jewel

3 November 2014

We have objected to two applications from Hendy Wind Farm Ltd to devastate Llandegley Rhos Common for a wind-farm on …read more

Peer’s development plan threatens Lake District World Heritage status

Jim Lowther, brother of the eighth Earl of Lonsdale, who is custodian of the family’s 117-square-mile estate, is planning to …read more

Newhaven Beach: landmark case for village greens to be heard in Supreme Court

31 October 2014

The landmark case for the registration of land as a village green, at West Beach, Newhaven, East Sussex, is set …read more

Beauty-spot sun factory is rejected

We are delighted that plans for 29,000 solar panels on open fields at Forty Green, near Bledlow in Bucks, have …read more

Secretary of State to consider revoking planning permission to build on Dundonald Rec, Merton

28 October 2014

We were represented at a meeting with Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, at the House …read more

We oppose plan to close vital Cornish rail-crossing

21 October 2014

We are backing objectors to the proposed closure of a vital footpath across the railway line near Penzance, Cornwall. This …read more

Path to Ramsgate Harbour confirmed

20 October 2014

The society is delighted that a new public highway has been recorded at Ramsgate harbour in Kent. The route runs …read more

Urbanisation of unspoilt Herefordshire countryside

17 October 2014

We have objected to further plans by Bolderstone Innovative Energy Ltd to create new access to the Reeves Hill wind …read more

Hampshire County Council to stop public from claiming rights on its land

We are dismayed that Hampshire County Council, the greens registration authority, is posting notices on all its countryside sites to …read more

Riverside path at Purfleet re-opens after nearly 20 years

16 October 2014

After nearly 20 years of obstruction, the riverside path at Purfleet, which leads to Grays, has re-opened following action by …read more

Government website advises landowners to break the law

The government website which advises landowners of their responsibilities for public rights of way on their land tells them to …read more

We fight development of Stockport’s green lung

15 October 2014

We have objected to plans to develop part of the Reddish Vale Country Park, Stockport, for housing. Countryside Properties (UK) …read more

Local correspondents’ summit

11 October 2014

Our local correspondents, our eyes and ears on the ground, are meeting this weekend at Hillscourt conference centre, Rednal, at …read more

Oxfordshire County Council plans Cinderella paths to save money

8 October 2014

We have urged 51 town and parish councils in Oxfordshire to reject Oxfordshire County Council’s plan to categorise local paths …read more

Wales apes England in changing law to destroy village greens

6 October 2014

The society is dismayed that the Welsh Government proposes to copy England’s law and boost developers in destroying village greens. …read more

Victory against destructive Somerset solar farm

2 October 2014

We are delighted that plans by INRG Solar Ltd, for 25,000 solar panels at Tynings Farm, Kilmersdon, Somerset, have been …read more

Delay to implementation of Part 1, Commons Act 2006

1 October 2014

The society is disappointed to learn that there has been a last-minute delay to implementation of Part 1 of the …read more

Henley council rejects path discrimination

29 September 2014

We have congratulated Henley Town Council on refusing to comply with Oxfordshire County Council’s plan to categorise local paths according …read more

Public hearing for Ealing’s Haven Green

24 September 2014

The Friends of Haven Green and the Open Spaces Society are defending Haven Green (which is common land) at a …read more

Saving an important route in Cwmcarn Forest, Caerphilly

22 September 2014

Some months ago, Natural Resources Wales (NRW) made it known that as part of the plans to counteract the spread …read more

Saving our green spaces

If you want to save your open space you need to get involved. Our general secretary Kate Ashbrook tells you …read more

A blight on Hackney Marshes

12 September 2014

We have objected to plans from the London Borough of Hackney to develop part of Hackney Marshes (East) for a …read more

Railway-crossing path saved

10 September 2014

The society and the Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and West Middlesex Ramblers are delighted that they have helped to save a popular …read more

Gordon Garland, 1921-2013

8 September 2014

Gordon Eric Garland, who died last year aged 91, was a long-standing member of the society and an effective, enthusiastic, …read more

We oppose development of Nuneaton’s old common

We have objected to plans from Gladman Developments Ltd to build 262 houses on former common land at Plough Hill …read more

Beverley Westwood exchange-plan ditched

4 September 2014

The East Riding of Yorkshire Council has ditched its plans to swap land on the ancient Beverley Westwood Common for …read more

Government boosts coastal access and parks

3 September 2014

We are delighted at the announcement by Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, that the government will put more money …read more

Saltney Ferry open space saved

1 September 2014

The North Street Football Pitch at Saltney Ferry, Flintshire, has been saved as an open space for ever more.  The …read more

We fight windfarm in the heart of rural Powys

28 August 2014

We have objected to plans for seven wind-turbines in the quiet countryside five miles east of Llandrindod Wells, Powys.  Hendy …read more

We slate Lancashire County Council for path-closure plans

26 August 2014

We are dismayed that Lancashire County Council proposes to close three footpaths which cross land at Helmshore Primary School, Haslingden, …read more

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

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

Plan dropped for massive wind-turbines in Cumbrian beauty-spot

27 June 2014

Banks Renewables has abandoned its plan to build three massive wind-turbines near Killington Reservoir in Cumbria (near junction 37 on …read more

Changes to judicial review process

25 June 2014

New civil procedure court rules have been introduced for England and Wales for judicial review. Judicial review is the process …read more

Pub extension could threaten beauty-spot Chilterns common

17 June 2014

We have objected to a planning appeal which could threaten the lovely Ibstone Common in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding …read more

Waverley Council to rethink future of Haslemere Common

16 June 2014

We are delighted that Waverly Borough Council has decided to defer plans to refurbish Wey Hill Fairground common at Haslemere …read more

We appoint new treasurer

13 June 2014

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Steve Warr as Treasurer and Trustee of the Open Spaces Society. Steve …read more

Residents of Westgate-on-Sea, Kent, win new green

11 June 2014

Residents of Westgate-on-Sea, near Margate in Kent, have won a new village green, following four years of hard work and …read more

Outdoor organisations call on MPs and peers to “champion outdoor recreation” for the good of the nation

Ten leading outdoor organisations are joining together in Westminster today (11 June) to urge parliamentarians to factor the benefits of …read more

Our manifesto for green spaces

9 June 2014

We have published our manifesto for the 2015 Westminster election. We are calling on politicians of all parties to support …read more

Beauty-spot wind-turbine slated

We have added our voice to objectors to a 40-metre-high wind turbine in the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding …read more

Fisherman’s Beach town green registration celebrated

After three years’ hard work, residents of Hythe, near Folkestone in Kent have obtained town green status for Fisherman’s Beach …read more

Remove unlawful fence on Nottinghamshire common

6 June 2014

We hope that Nottinghamshire County Council will take enforcement action against an unlawful fence on Hanging Hill Lane Common, Normanton-on-Trent. …read more

We exhort councillors to back riverside route for missing link in Thames Path

Stop press:  Unfortunately, at its meeting on 5 June, the council agreed to pursue the roadside route and the car …read more

Supreme Court denies village green protection in Whitby

21 May 2014

R (on the application of Barkas) v North Yorkshire County Council [2014] UKSC31 (summary, full judgment). The Supreme Court has …read more

Court of appeal thwarts Winchester village green application

19 May 2014

The court of appeal has ruled that Hampshire County Council cannot consider an application by Barbara Guthrie to register land …read more

New green for residents of Talybont, Ceredigion

1 May 2014

We are delighted that local people have succeeded in registering land at Talybont, Ceredigion, as a village green.  The land, …read more

A fair exchange

28 April 2014

In February the Planning Inspectorate approved an application from Mr Ewan Bumpstead to swap 418 square metres of common land …read more