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Appalling Decision To Allow Wind Turbines On Powys Beauty-Spot

October 29, 2018

A Welsh Government minister has approved an application for seven wind-turbines at Llandegley Rocks, near Llandrindod Wells in Powys. The decision overturns the recommendation of an inspector at a public inquiry held in March. The Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, has rejected the report of the inspector, planner Hywel Wyn…

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Pulling The Trigger On Village Greens

October 25, 2018

Cooper Estates Strategic Land Ltd v Wiltshire Council and Richard Gosnell and Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council. This is the first court case to pronounce on the meaning of ‘trigger events’ (as defined in section 15C of, and schedule 1A to, the Commons Act 2006) and has worrying implications. Such an event, which includes the…

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Member Feedback

January 7, 2016

Chris Peat, Carlton, Leicestershire A formal opening ceremony was held in Carlton recently to open an

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Our 150th Anniversary

June 10, 2015

2015 marks 150 years of the Open Spaces Society – Britain’s oldest national conservation body – and we invite you to help us celebrate this special year. Follow our 150th anniversary tweet-of-the-day. Every day we are posting a tweet and message on Facebook with the hashtag #saveopenspaces150 to celebrate an achievement in our 150-year history.…

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Autumn 2011 – New threats to green spaces

May 16, 2012

Autumn Appeal 2011 – the new threats to green spaces Click here to read our response to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with regard to their consultation on village greens. Click here to read our response to government on the National Planning Policy Framework. Please complete and return the form below if…

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Open Space Award 2012

October 31, 2011

Victory for Surrey campaigners who saved wild meadow An ambitious community campaign to preserve a threatened 30-acre beauty spot in Farnham has been named winner of the first-ever Open Space Award. The amazing success of The Bishop’s Meadow Trust impressed judges from Open Spaces Society and earned it the top spot, despite strong competition nationwide.…

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