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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

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