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

Grant a green: The Open Spaces Society’s call to local councils

Today we launch our Grant A Green campaign.  The society is to urge local councils in England and Wales voluntarily to register their open spaces as town or village greens[1], to protect them from development and give local people rights of recreation there. It is more important now than ever to secure our green spaces. …
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View across Chesham Bois Common, Buckinghamshire

Chesham Bois Common saved from degradation

We are delighted that a damaging plan to create a tarmac, vehicular accessway on Chesham Bois Common in the Buckinghamshire Chilterns has been withdrawn in the face of objections. Last year St Leonard’s Church Parochial Church Council applied for planning permission for an accessway to the parish centre as part of a larger development comprising…
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Open Spaces Society fights stopping up of public highway in Mumbles

We have objected to plans by the Welsh Government to stop up a public highway on the foreshore side of Oyster Wharf at Mumbles, Swansea. The Transport Orders Branch of the Welsh Government has made an order under section 247 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 to stop up the highway—but it can…
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Minister refuses to extend deadline for registering common land

We are dismayed that environment minister John Gardiner has refused to extend the deadline for re-registering lost commons beyond the end of December 2020. The society is concerned that, in seven English local authority areas1, the deadline for registering lost commons is 31 December, less than four months away.  The research to uncover lost commons…
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