Parking & driving

We can help you to challenge the problem of parking and driving on open spaces and take positive steps to do something about it.

 

Are you concerned about cars, motorcycles, lorries or other large vehicles being driven and parked on your local open space?

 

We understand that such activity can prove a real nuisance to local people and can undermine the beauty and tranquillity of a local open space that is much loved and used.

We have a lot of experience in helping communities to tackle the problem of parking and driving on open spaces. We can help you to challenge what is happening in your local area and take tangible steps to do something about it.

One of the best ways to protect your local open spaces is to join the Open Spaces Society.

As a member, you can count on the support of our expert team based at our head office in Henley-on-Thames.

Depending on where you live, you may also have a local Open Spaces Society correspondent (our name for volunteer) who may be able to help you.

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Protect your space from vehicle damage, join us today.

News about Parking & driving

Kendal’s New Road Common Should Be Green Space Not Car Park

We have objected to plans to reinstate an unlawful car park on New Road Common, Kendal in Cumbria. Mr David Fone has applied to the Secretary of State for Environment, under section 38 of the Commons Act 2006, for consent for works on common land. Mr Fone is a private individual and the land is…
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Call For Speed Limits On Common Land

We have called for enforced speed-limits on unfenced roads across common land in national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty. We made this plea in our evidence to the government’s review of England’s national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONBs), led by Julian Glover. The society emphasises the need to slow traffic…
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We fight common-land swap at the Canyons

We have objected to an application from Peakman Ltd to remove part of Mynydd Llanhilleth Common from the common-land register. This popular common is near Abertillery in south Wales. As part of its plan to extract aggregates from the nearby quarry, Peakman wants to widen the existing Blaen y Cwm road and create parking bays.…
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Eyesore rejected on much-loved Bridgend common

Welsh Ministers have rejected an application for timber posts on Pen Y Fai Common at Bridgend. The application for works on common land was made by Save Our Greenery, to prevent vehicles from parking on the common. The decision letter came from planning inspector Joanne Burston, on behalf of the Welsh ministers who determine applications…
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