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Public Access to Land

The main page in this section deals with Town and Village Greens.  See contents on the left or at the drop down menu at the top of the page.

Relationship to planning

Primacy of planning Land available for potential development Wiltshire Council v Cooper Estates Strategic Land Ltd [2019] EWCA Civ 840 Summary Inclusion within a settlement boundary in a development plan document was capable of identifying a parcel of land for...

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Human rights

Registration as a town and village green Compatibility with the Human Rights Act R. (on the application of Newhaven Port and Properties Ltd) v Secretary of State for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs [2013] EWCA Civ 673).SummaryIt has been held by the Court of...

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Town and village greens

There are two principle House of Lords cases dealing with town and village greens: R v Sunderland City Council ex parte Beresford (2003) and Oxfordshire County Council v Oxford City Council (2006). See contents section on the left.

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Rights of common Registration of new rights over existing common land Littlejohns v Devon County Council & Duchy of Cornwall [2016] EWCA Civ 446 Summary The Court of Appeal held that no new rights of common could be registered under the Commons Act 2006 where the...

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