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We are participating in the Chilterns Commons Day at Chorleywood Common, Hertfordshire, organised by the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Commons Project on 3 October. The day will focus on the dilemmas of managing sports and recreation on registered common land, and practical solutions.
Chorleywood Common has a cricket-pitch, a nine-hole golf-course and a school play-area. The public has the right to walk and ride on the common. It is also a local nature reserve.
Nicola Hodgson, our case officer, will speak about the laws which protect common land, and the need to obtain the consent of the Secretary of State for Environment for works on commons, in addition to any planning permission.
Says Nicola: ‘I am pleased to have the opportunity to speak at the Chilterns Commons Day, and will be considering the practical issues which arise when formal sports and informal recreation are carried out on registered common land. I hope to assist those who have an interest in, or manage, common land in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.’