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

Latest News

Dismay at Warcop commons recommendation

We are deeply dismayed by the inspector’s recommendation to deregister the extensive Warcop commons, in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  This follows a public inquiry at which… Read More

We fight McDonald’s Restaurants’ unfair deal for common land

We have objected to an application from McDonald’s Restaurants to build part of a ‘drive-through’ road on common land at Petridgewood near Redhill in Surrey. McDonald’s has applied to the… Read More

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Our treasured landscapes

We shall be submitting evidence to the government’s review of England’s designated landscapes; this nicely coincides with their seventieth anniversary next year. On 27 May the environment secretary Michael Gove… Read More

Give open spaces at Christmas

We have a Christmas gift solution that will be appreciated for a whole year. The perfect present for someone who may enjoy walking, riding or cycling outdoors, be that in… Read More

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