Archive for August 2011

Threat to Leicestershire common

We have objected to a proposed development which would encroach on common land at Great Bowden, one mile north of Market Harborough in Leicestershire. The proposed development, by Mulberry Land Planning and Developments Ltd, is for housing on land at Fernie Hunt Stables, Nether Green, Great Bowden. One of the proposed gardens is on registered…

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Ellonby Common saved from damaging development

We are relieved about the rejection of a development which would have damaged Ellonby Common, five miles north-west of Penrith in Cumbria. The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has rejected an appeal from Mr J Wilson for a bungalow in a field next to Gill Forge, Ellonby. The site adjoins the common…

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We fight wind turbines in the beautiful Waveney Valley

We have objected to the appeal, by Stamford Renewables Ltd, against Waveney District Council’s refusal of planning permission for wind turbines and associated paraphernalia at Laurels Farm, Barsham, near Beccles in Suffolk. The society has argued that the development would result in the widening and destruction of the ancient Clarke’s Lane which follows a narrow,…

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Consent for private works on Pembrokeshire common

The Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development has approved an application for an extension to a property on common land in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The society objected to the application for works on Cyffredin Common, under section 194 of the Law of Property Act 1925, from Mr G Price of New House, Cyffredin,…

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Caldicot school path saved

Monmouthshire County Council’s plan to close part of the footpath which crosses the grounds of Castle Park Primary School, Caldicot, has been thrown out by Welsh ministers. A planning inspector, Heidi Cruickshank, ruled on the proposal on behalf of the ministers. The footpath, number 28, is enclosed by fencing and runs across the school playing-field.…

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Go-ahead for works on Layters Green Common

The environment secretary has given the go-ahead to Yeoman Homes Limited for works on Layters Green Common, Chalfont St Peter, Bucks. The consent is for two temporary trenches for the replacement of mains water and mains electricity, and installation of mains drainage and gas in connection with development of an adjoining property. The society, Chalfont…

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Ferris-wheel on Brighton highway

We have joined protestors against the plan by Paramount Attractions to erect a 45-metre-high ferris-wheel on Daltons Bastion, a public highway on Brighton’s seafront. The company was given planning permission in April but, because the wheel is to be sited on a public highway, Daltons Bastion, Brighton and Hove Council must also give consent under…

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Rus in urbe—come to our open day!

The Open Spaces Society is holding an open day on Saturday 3 September, to explore some of the exquisite countryside around Harrow-on-the-Hill. Our members, the feisty Northwick Park Group, are hosting us at St Cuthbert’s Church Hall, 214 Carlton Avenue West, Wembley HA0 3QY, from 11.30am. In the morning there will be talks about the…

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Mumbles developers must observe common-land law

We have written to John Bollom, the managing director of Amusement Equipment Co Ltd which has consent for a major development on the headland and foreshore at Mumbles. The society has reminded Mr Bollom of his company’s obligations regarding common land. The society was among the numerous objectors to the luxury hotel, apartments and associated…

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