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Centenary of ‘landmark law’

January 4, 2010

This year marks the centenary of the Finance Act 1910, a landmark law which has proved valuable in claiming routes as public paths for the definitive (official) map of rights of way in England and Wales. David Lloyd George’s Finance Act 1910 introduced a tax on land, but landowners could apply for a reduction in…

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Village Greens review is unnecessary and premature

December 18, 2009

‘The proposed review of the process for registering new town and village greens is unnecessary and premature.’ This is our response the recently-announced review by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).(1) Says our case officer, Nicola Hodgson: ‘The current process for registering land as greens in England only took effect in April…

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Sixty years on, path protectors challenge councils to ‘put themselves on the map’

December 16, 2009

Councils across England and Wales are today challenged to ‘put themselves on the map’, by the Ramblers and Open Spaces Society, on the 60th Anniversary of royal assent of the Act which the created official maps of public paths (the definitive map). The visionary 1949 National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act, passed 60…

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An evening of adventure

December 8, 2009

The Campaign for National Parks (CNP) is holding a one-off event at the Royal Geographical Society in London on 31 March 2010 at 7pm, when mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington and adventurer Ben Fogle will discuss with Libby Purves ‘What makes an adventurer?’ Click here for more details and to book tickets. All proceeds go to…

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