Please Support our Petition

Protect Common Land in England and Wales Block the Legal Loopholes

We are writing to ask for your help to strengthen the legal protection given by the Commons Act 2006 to registered common land in England and Wales.

Common land is under growing threat from urbanisation and development. Moreover, land owners and managers are ignoring the requirements of the Commons Act and the Planning Inspectorate is powerless to do anything about it. The results are being seen at Newlands Corner, and other commons in Surrey, which are being exploited by Surrey County Council.

Please support our petition to highlight the deficiencies of the legislation and to call for change. 

Our petition is at: 

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/protect-common-land-in-england-and-wales-block-the-legal-loopholes

The background note linked here and below, sets out where we consider the Commons Act 2006 needs to change.  We want to draw this to the attention of politicians and government departments

We ask you to forward this link and the background note to colleagues, friends and family.

We want the commons, and the flora and fauna that exist there, to have the full protection of the law.  We believe the vast majority of people want the same.  Our petition seeks to achieve the necessary changes which will protect all registered common land in England and Wales.  We need your help to do this. 

Please sign the petition

Click here to read the Background Notes.