Land ownership

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Fears England risks losing historical footpaths forever in government U-turn
Walking groups protest as deadline reimposed to register rights of way lost to private landowners

Helena Horton Environment reporter

22, Mar, 2023 @3:35 PM

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This land is our land – but greed is trumping freedom | Letters
Letters: It seems we have no right to be on this planet without the permission of landowners, writes Peter Reilly; plus letters from Linda Gresham and Paul Dobbs

02, Feb, 2023 @6:28 PM

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Cash and the crown estate: a look at the British monarchy’s funding deal
The taxpayer funded sovereign grant will not accrue extra money from the monarch’s £1bn-a-year offshore wind leases. But the crown still has revenue from oil and gas drilling rights and real estate

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

19, Jan, 2023 @4:54 PM

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King Charles grants us a windfall from wind: now it is crucial we question ownership of the seabed | Molly Scott Cato
A monarchy ‘gift’ to the Treasury should not detract from the anachronistic convention of crown estate rights over land and sea

Molly Scott Cato

19, Jan, 2023 @3:55 PM

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MP who received donation from landowner refuses to criticise Dartmoor camping decision
Totnes MP Anthony Mangnall was given £5,000 according to parliament’s register of members’ interests in 2020

Helena Horton Environment reporter

17, Jan, 2023 @1:03 PM

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Revealed: ministers sought Charles’s consent to pass conservation laws affecting his business
The government wrote to the then Prince of Wales in 2019, seeking approval for legislation that had implications for his estates

Helena Horton

14, Jan, 2023 @5:00 PM

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Illegal tree felling in England to be punishable with jail and uncapped fines
Exclusive: Forestry Act 1967 to change from 1 January to deter people from flattening trees and accepting paltry penalties

Mark Tovey

23, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Dartmoor camping ban could hit birdwatchers and climbers, court told
National park argues attempt by landowner to stop people sleeping overnight could restrict other ‘sedentary pursuits’

Helena Horton Environment reporter

14, Dec, 2022 @1:57 PM

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Legal right to wild camp on Dartmoor never existed, court hears
Lawyers for landowner Alexander Darwall argue camping is not explicitly mentioned in laws

Helena Horton and Tom Wall

13, Dec, 2022 @5:16 PM

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High court to rule on attempt to ban wild camping on Dartmoor
Landowner Alexander Darwall is seeking to overturn legally enshrined right to camp wild in national park

Helena Horton and Tom Wall

12, Dec, 2022 @3:47 PM

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Scottish rewilding project hits £2.2m buyout target
Langholm community hails deal with Duke of Buccleuch as ‘beacon of hope for people and planet’

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

05, Aug, 2022 @11:04 AM

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Game over for UK shooting season as bird flu and Brexit take a heavy toll
Avian virus outbreak in France and trade barriers have left gamekeepers facing redundancy and shoots likely to go bankrupt

James Tapper

30, Jul, 2022 @4:05 PM

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