0Rights of Way
In the past year we have responded to almost
for guidance on protection & management
Examples of our key recent successes:
- A recent landmark victory was our challenge to Dorset Council’s decision to deregister part of Leigh Common to allow development.
- Saving a path at Hope-under-Dinsmore from diversion so walkers can continue to enjoy this footpath through beautiful Herefordshire countryside
- Adding two areas of land to the commons register in Cornwall; the land is thus protected from development and the public’s right to use the land for recreation is secured.
We have also responded to:
- Defra's consultation on measuring environmental change – draft indicators framework for the 25 Year Environmental Plan
- Defra's consultation on conservation covenants
- Defra's consultation on biodiversity net gain
- Welsh Government consultation on Sustainable Farming and our land.
- Welsh Government consultation on a National Development Framework
We have also:
- Worked on revision of National Trust common land policy document
- Attended Wales Commons Act 2006 advisory group to continue progress in implementing electronic registers and preparing for full Part 1 and Part 2 implementation.
- Continued our work to identify and formally register commons currently omitted from the commons register.
- Run training courses for local authorities on commons and green spaces.