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Enclosure 2020 style

  Purple defines Area Deficient in Open Space or AoD GiGl 2020 Enclosure like a Bonaparte let not a thing remain No rest until it’s torn apart, the landgrabbers’ claim John Clare    Between 1750 and 1850, approximately 4000 Enclosure Acts were passed converting common land into the private property of  large landowners. These acts destroyed a way of life that had sustained families for centuries.   Our open space is still sequestered from the public for the benefit of the private gain. Its appearing on the local agenda as the paths and alleyways of Norbiton, that  separate us from the traffic, are destined to be  developed to provide private courtyards for new residents. Our peaceful and informally vegetated routes for getting to the shops, the cemetery, or the bus stop will be replaced  when the Cambridge Road Estate is redeveloped. This will mean losing almost 1 km of paths, in an area that has the worst access to open space than anywhere else in the