The Commons form the largest continuous tract of open heath in Berkshire. The entire common is access land, an important green lung for the people of West Berkshire, and a precious SSSI for a rich variety of wildlife and flora. The Commission is its guardian and manager, with a General Duty under the Greenham and Crookham Commons Act 2002. West Berkshire District Council is the owner of the Commons, and the Berks Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) provide the day to day maintenance and management of the Commons on behalf of the District Council, and working with the Commission. Both the District Council and BBOWT are represented on the Commission.
Consultation on Section 38 Consent Notice
Berks Buck and Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) are applying to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) for consent to construct works on Greenham and Crookham Commons under section 38 of the Commons Act 2006. The Planning Inspectorate will determine the application on behalf of Defra. A copy of the Notice and further information on the consultation can be found here: Consultation
Draft Rights of Way Improvement Plan
West Berkshire Council has published a Draft Rights of Way Improvement Plan on which residents and other interested parties may comment. The Plan covers Rights of Way across the Commons. To view the Plan and comment via a Survey go to the Consultation website: Draft Rights of Way Improvement Plan.