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Protecting open spaces, common land, village greens
and public paths in England & Wales since 1865

Latest News

We call for greater protection of green spaces in cities

We have welcomed the Welsh Conservative Party’s consultation paper Liveable Cities and its support for parks and green spaces and sustainable transport in cities. In responding, the society has made… Read More

Support for public access is in the Agriculture Bill

We have welcomed the support for public access to and enjoyment of the countryside in the new Agriculture Bill which was published on 12 September. With the Ramblers, British Horse… Read More

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Our local correspondents gather in the Lickey Hills

Over two days in mid August, 29 local correspondents, trustees and members of staff met at the Hillscourt conference centre, Rednall, on the edge of the Lickey Hills country park… Read More

Government’s planning charter fails to protect open spaces

We are dismayed that the revised Natural Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), which was published on 24 July, gives no additional protection to open spaces, beyond a tiny improvement in wording.… Read More

The Open Spaces Society is Britain’s oldest national conservation body, founded in 1865.