301. Scope of title.

1.     Introduction to Open Spaces

301.     Scope of title.

This title is concerned with open spaces1 (not necessarily in the open countryside2) to which the public have rights of access for recreational purposes3, and with nature conservation and biodiversity4. Open spaces to which the public have rights of access for other purposes, for example commons5, highways6, market places7, street playgrounds8, the sea9, the foreshore10, rivers and certain inland lakes11, and open spaces devoted to purposes inconsistent with