0Rights of Way
In the past year we have responded to almost
for guidance on protection & management
Examples of our key recent successes:
- Persuading Defra to change domestic law so that environmental impact assessment applies to works on commons.
- Supporting the successful registration by Hertfordshire County Council of Cassiobridge Common, Watford — the first common excluded from registration under the Commons Registration Act 1965 to now be registered under the Commons Act 2006.
- Successfully supporting a member in resisting use of Knutsford Heath (a s.193 common) for commercial festival.
- Supporting members in registering village greens at Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire; Claverham, North Somerset; Swanage, Dorset; High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire and Bristol.
- Supporting a member in saving two paths across Harrow School grounds from diversion.
We have also responded to:
- The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government consultation on revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework
- The Lake District Local Plan review
- The Defra consultation on environmental principles and accountability for the environment
- The Welsh Government consultation on town and village greens
- Natural England’s consultation on the proposed application and scope of the organisation’s by-law-making powers
- Defra’s consultation on Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment in a Green Brexit
- The Dartmoor National Park Authority review of statutory direction in the West Dart river valley
- The Welsh Conservative Party’s consultation on ‘Liveable Cities’
- The Law Commission on Planning Law in Wales
We have also:
- Given evidence to the London Assembly planning committee on its London Plan.
- Launched our project to identify and formally register commons currently omitted from the commons register.
- Run training courses for local authorities on commons and green spaces.