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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

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