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

Latest News

Fight to stop major development at Harrow School

We have objected to Harrow School’s appeal against the refusal of planning permission for a new science building and sports hall. The society, which is concerned to protect public paths… Read More

We fight common-land swap at the Canyons

We have objected to an application from Peakman Ltd to remove part of Mynydd Llanhilleth Common from the common-land register. This popular common is near Abertillery in south Wales. As… 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.