Residents often want to be able to stop cars, motorcycles, and even lorries and other large vehicles, from being driven and parked on their local open space. Such spaces are valued for quiet recreation and exercise, to be enjoyed for their own beauty or the views to be seen from them. It is intolerable that these attractions should be marred. There are several legal powers which can assist, but first it is necessary to decide what type of open space it is that needs protecting and to have as much information as possible about its ownership.
For further details, please download our information sheet Driving and parking on your local open space and refer to Defra’s Non-Statutory Guidance Note on vehicular access across common land and town or village greens.