Archive for April 2020

We help to save part of Clyne Common, Swansea

Clyne Common showing the proposed release land to the left of the track. © Copyright Bill Boaden and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

We are delighted that the Duke of Beaufort’s Somerset Trust, the owner of part of Clyne Common, south-west of Swansea, has withdrawn its application for a land swap. The trustees of the Somerset Trust applied to the Welsh environment minister, via the Planning Inspectorate, to deregister 2.7 hectares on the eastern side of the common…

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How do we protect open spaces closer to home?

The think tank, ‘Centre for Cities’, which focuses on improving the economies of the UK’s largest cities and towns, published an article at the start of our lock down period, ‘How easy is it for people to stay at home during the coronavirus pandemic?‘  It concluded that the provision of public open space, such as…

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We celebrate common land registration in Cornwall

We are celebrating Cornwall Council’s addition of 4.84 hectares of Carrine and Goodern Commons to the register of common land, thus securing the public’s right to walk here and protecting the land from development. The land is on the road from Penwethers to Pound Lane, three kilometres south-west of Truro. Common is land, originally, with…

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We oppose Clapham Common fencing plan

We have objected to an application from Lambeth Borough Council for fencing on Clapham Common. The council wants to erect temporary steel fencing around the ‘events site’ on the common for three weeks, from 15 August to 5 September, with the intention of holding festivals there.  Because the land is common, it must have the…

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Canllawiau wedi’u diweddaru gan Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru

24 Ebrill 2020 Adolygiad o reoliadau a chanllawiau newydd Mae Llywodraeth Cymru heddiw (24/4) wedi cyhoeddi newidiadau i’r rheoliadau Covid, yn ogystal â chyhoeddi canllawiau newydd – dilyna hyn yr adolygiad 3-wythnos statudol o’r rheoliadau brys. Ceir dolenni i’r wybodaeth hyn, yn ogystal â nifer o ddolenni defnyddiol eraill isod:-   Dolenni i’r rheolau adolygedig:-…

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Blackbushe aerodrome – court halts removal of land from Yateley Common

We are delighted that the High Court has quashed an inspector’s decision to remove land at Blackbushe aerodrome, Hampshire, from the register of common land. Mr Justice Holgate gave judgment1 today  following a judicial review brought by Hampshire County Council, the commons registration authority, against the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural…

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We secure common land at Batchworth Heath, Hertfordshire

newly registered Batchworth Heath common

We are celebrating Hertfordshire County Council’s addition of 1.66 hectares of Batchworth Heath, near Rickmansworth, to the common-land register thus securing the public’s right to walk and ride here and protecting the land from development. Common is land, originally, with rights of common, to graze animals or collect wood for instance, dating back to pre-mediaeval…

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