Past Seminars

Assets of Community Value /Town and Village Greens/Rights of Way Seminar

Date: Tue, 05 Nov 2013 to Tue, 05 Nov 2013
Location: The Mansion House, York

Tuesday 5th November

10am - 4pm


The Mansion House

St. Helen's Square

York YO1 9QL

This course costs £25.00 (plus VAT)

Lunch and refreshments will be provided,

as well as full comprehensive notes

This course attracts 4.5 hours CPD


To reserve your place at this event please email

The course will be of particular interest to land lawyers in the public sector.

Please feel free to pass this invitation to your colleagues who may also find the course to be of interest.


What Topics Will Be Covered?

(1)    Community Empowerment under Part 5 of the Localism Act 2011, specifically community challenges and the listing of Assets of Community Value. Eric Pickles has recently said that ‘more local heroes should take charge of their destiny’. This seminar examines the new legal landscape which allows communities to bid to run authority services as well as the right to bid for what are termed Assets of Community Value now that large numbers of assets in both public and private ownership are being listed in double quick time, from bus shelters and doctors surgeries to sports stadia.

(2)    Village Green UPDATE: this seminar will deal with recent reform under the Growth & Infrastructure Act 2013 (certain provisions are in force from the date of enactment on 25/04/2013 whereas others await introduction) along with an analysis of recent cases including Taylor v Betterment Properties (Weymouth) Ltd in the CA (non-peaceable use & delay), Paddico (267) Ltd v Kirklees MC in the CA (locality & delay), R(Barnsley MBC) v Secretary of State for CLG (TVGs and CPOs), R(Mann) v Somerset CC (implied permission), R(Malpass) v Durham CC (appropriation), Barkas v North Yorks CC & Scarborough BC in the CA (amenity open space under the Housing Act & appropriation), R(Newhaven Port and Properties Ltd) v E Sussex CC & Newhaven TC in the CA (tidal beaches, impact of byelaws, conflicting statutory functions & whether the lack of a right of access precludes user as of right) and Church Commissioners v Hampshire CC (whether a corrected application out of time may still be duly made).

[Note: Betterment and Paddico are before the Supreme Court in January.]

(3)    Public Rights of Way: this seminar will cover Herrick v Kidner [2010] and obstruction along with questionably authorised obstruction in the case of cattle grids under Kind v Northumberland CC [2012], and diversion and extinguishment generally, all under the HA 1980 and the TCPA 1990.  

As before, the seminar will include a slideshow and a good deal of lively footage.