Monday, 10 December 2018

Manifesto to protect green spaces

EVERYONE should have access to good-quality green space close to their home, says the Open Spaces Society.

The conservation and pressure group, which is based in Bell Street, Henley, has called on all political parties taking part in next year’s general election to adopt policies which protect and promote commons, greens and other open spaces and public paths.

General secretary Kate Ashbrook said: “Good- quality paths and green spaces are vital to people’s wellbeing and they support the economy too.

“We have called for a reversal of the damaging new law which makes it impossible to register land in England as a village green where that land has been earmarked for development.

“To ensure our public paths are properly protected and maintained, highway authorities must have sufficient funding to carry out their statutory duties.

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