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Unlawful gates to go

April 22, 2024

Update – June 2024: We’re pleased to confirm that the gates have now been removed. You can read our latest update here.  In October 2022 the British Horse Society served two notices on North Yorkshire Council, under section 130A of the Highways Act 1980, for the removal of two pairs of large, ornamental gates. These…

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Coastal land in Cornwall registered as common 

March 18, 2024

We welcome Cornwall Council’s decision to grant two applications to register common land on the north coast of Cornwall. One of the applications was made by the society and the other by Tomas Hill who has a keen interest in common land.  The land, which is owned by the National Trust, comprises just over 170…

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We help to save Mucklewick Hill, Shropshire, from disfigurement 

February 14, 2024

We are delighted that Shropshire Council’s planners have rejected an application for a 15-metre-high telecommunications mast with ancillary equipment on Mucklewick Hill in the Shropshire Hills National Landscape.  The hill is 15 miles south-west of Shrewsbury, and six miles north-east of Bishops Castle in south Shropshire.  The society, the Shropshire Area of the Ramblers, and…

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Threat to farming funds for access

September 29, 2022

We are deeply concerned to learn that the government may renege on its commitment to use agricultural payments for environmental and access improvements.  The recent statement from Defra gives us little comfort. With other organisations we have, for the last six years, pushed relentlessly for agricultural funding in the Environmental Land Management Schemes (ELMS) to…

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Access and land justice

May 24, 2022

In February 2022, the society contributed to a project about access and land justice.  This was run by Dr Camilla Penney and Dr Elsa Noterman from Cambridge University, and included a two-day workshop in which the society participated. Day one started with a walk to the Cambridge rugby ground with the Cambridge group of the…

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