Tag Archives: Commons Act 2006

Eglwysilan: more blocked access on common land

A couple of weeks ago, we went back to the top of Penyrheol Ely Road on Mynydd Eglwysilan common with another Bonkas 4×4 Wales working party.  Sure enough, there was again a distinctive pile of muck, boulders and wool on … Continue reading

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Works on Eglwysilan: the Inspector calls

On 23rd June, for the Open Spaces Society, I attended a site visit on Eglwysilan Common.  The Inspector visited following the application for an access across the common for the wind turbine at Castell Llwyd farm at the Nelson end. … Continue reading

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A Cardiff village green for north Llandaff?

Do Cardiff residents need to protect their local open spaces in the valley of the River Taff? People in Llandaff, who thought that open grass and woodland would remain public space under the Action Plan 2007, are getting fed up … Continue reading

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Talking about Positive Planning in the Pierhead Building, Cardiff

The Positive Planning Bill for Wales has many good things to say for it, except for proposals on town and village greens.  I questioned the Minister on the overkill proposed for village green registrations at a lunchtime meeting for the … Continue reading

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First, Eglwysilan, next, an Inspector calls at Blaencwm .. 2 days, 2 meetings

As a local correspondent for Open Spaces Society, I was asked to attend two meetings in the last couple of days.  The first was with my OSS colleague, Maggie, to get updated by Caerphilly County Borough Council on responses to … Continue reading

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Blaencwm likes its Village Green the way it is

This is a bit complicated.  In August 2011, there was an application to take a  strip of Blaencwm village green by the road, and replace it with a strip at the back, made under the Inclosure Act 1845.  It looked … Continue reading

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