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Land at Nesfield, North Yorkshire, restored as common 

January 16, 2024

We have welcomed the Planning Inspectorate’s decision to grant the society’s application to register as common approximately one third of a hectare of land in the village of Nesfield in North Yorkshire (just over two miles north-west of Ilkley).  The land comprises two pieces of grassland separated by a path which leads from Gill Lane…

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New common at Bury Wood in Hertfordshire  

September 12, 2023

We welcome the decision of the Planning Inspectorate to grant our application to register as common land approximately 6.3 hectares of woodland near Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire.  The land, known as Bury Wood, is adjacent on its north boundary to Sheethanger Common, both of which are owned by the Box Moor Trust.   In 1968, application…

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Land at St Breward, Cornwall, registered as common  

September 12, 2023

The Planning Inspectorate has granted the society’s application to register as common land approximately 1.25 hectares of waste in St Breward parish, Cornwall.  The land is situated about a kilometre north-east of the village of St Breward and is sandwiched between two parcels of existing registered common land.  The land comprises ferns, bushy undergrowth and…

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Missing piece of Hudnall Common is restored

July 13, 2023

We are delighted by the decision of Hertfordshire County Council, the commons registration authority, to grant our application to register as common land just under four hectares adjoining the northern boundary of Hudnall Common, Hertfordshire. The land, which is one mile east of Little Gaddesden, comprises trees, ferns and bushy undergrowth and was formerly part…

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Common land restored: ‘The Bunny Hill’ in Cornwall

June 1, 2023

We are delighted by the planning inspectorate’s decision to grant the society’s application to register as common land 3.86 hectares of land at The Bunny Hill and part of Fentongoose Common. The land is situated approximately four kilometres south-west of Truro in Cornwall, and north-west of Carrine Common.  The land comprises trees interspersed with scrub…

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Lizard Downs, Cornwall, registered as common land

December 9, 2022

The extensive Lizard Downs in west Cornwall has been registered as common land, thanks to our efforts. The land, which is 116 hectares of splendid open moorland, failed to be finally registered as common during the three-year period allowed by the Commons Registration Act 1965.  Part 1 of the Commons Act 2006 re-opened the door…

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