Rescuing 'lost' common land

PUBLISHED: 09:00 07 January 2009 | UPDATED: 22:49 15 June 2010

The Open Spaces Society, Britain's leading pressure-group for common land, has launched a New Year drive to reclaim lost commons. The society is taking advantage of the government's decision to re-open the registers, closed nearly 40 years ago, in seven p

The Open Spaces Society, Britain's leading pressure-group for common land, has launched a New Year drive to reclaim lost commons.The society is taking advantage of the government's decision to re-open the registers, closed nearly 40 years ago, in seven pilot areas, including Devon. The society has issued a do-it-yourself guide on how to apply to register eligible commons.There are a number of categories of land which may be eligible.Visit www.oss.org.uk to find out more.Kate AshbrookGeneral SecretaryOpen Spaces Society


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