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Common land training course

Common Land

 
“Excellent, presenters had a good and detailed grasp of the issues”
(attendee at Yorkshire LCA training session on common land and village greens)

Common land is unique and steeped in history. Although rights still exist today, they are not exercised as they once were. There are 1.3 million acres of common land in England and Wales, registered in over 9,000 separate units covering all types of landscape and habitat. A staggering 88% of all commons in England have a national or international designation – for wildlife, landscape or archaeology.

Our full-day training course will provide:

  • an introduction to commons and why they are important
  • relevant legislation
  • works on common land and exemptions
  • process for exchange of common land
  • how to take action against unlawful works
  • good practice for developing ideas for the management of commons based on the Open Spaces Society’s pioneering publication, Finding Common Ground.
  • practical solutions to problems such as car parking, encroachment and vegetation.
  • exchange of ideas on good practice

 

Alternatively, we can offer two half-day training courses as follows:

Option 1

  • an introduction to commons and why they are important
  • relevant legislation
  • works on common land and exemptions
  • process for exchange of common land
  • how to take action against unlawful works
  • exchange of ideas on good practice
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    Option 2

  • good practice for developing ideas for the management of commons based on the Open Spaces Society’s pioneering publication, Finding Common Ground.
  • practical solutions to problems such as car parking, encroachment, vehicular access and vegetation.
  • exchange of ideas on good practice
  • “Now I’d like to attend the course on village greens”
    (attendee at BALC training session on common land)