Excellent presentation of a difficult subject.

Trish Eastham, Buckinghamshire County Council - Attendee at TVG Roadshow 2012

Village Greens

One only has to reflect on both the acute housing shortage and the dwindling number of green spaces for the public to enjoy to appreciate the tensions that the registration of new town and village greens under the Commons Act 2006 provokes. Faced with the total deprivation in the value of the application land should the registration succeed landowners are obliged to vigorously resist. 

Our barristers act nationally where advising and acting for Registration Authorities (including as Inspector at non-statutory inquiries), objector landowners (both private and local authorities) and applicants. William Webster, one of the country’s leading experts in this field, recently acted for Betterment Properties Ltd in Taylor v Betterment Properties (Weymouth) Limited [2012] EWCA Civ 250and Adamson v Paddico Limited [2012] EWCA Civ 262. This case is the leading authority concerning the de-registration of land under section 14 of the Commons Registration Act 1965. It is now the position that such applications can be made in respect of registrations that were made under the Commons Act 2006. We will be pleased to speak to clients on a preliminary basis should they be considering such an application.

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