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Length:
30 minutes of audio
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Course Aims:

This podcast is aimed at practitioners interested in Village Greens and how the courts have interpreted the statutory criteria in section 15(2) of the Commons Act 2006, the provision relating to the registration of land as a town or village green.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand why one might want to ensure that a piece of land is recognised as a village green;
  • Know when a registration authority will be required to register land as a village green;
  • Know how the courts have interpreted the statutory criteria governing the registration of land as a village green;
  • Understand which of the criterion within section 15(2) poses most difficulty in practice.
Level:
Specialist Difficulty: 5 of 5
Classification:
Legal Principles
Sources and References:
  • Commons Act 2006;
  • Inclosure Act 1857;
  • Ministry of Defence v Wiltshire County Council [1995] 4 All ER 931;
  • Oxfordshire County Council v. Oxford City Council [2004] EWHC 12;
  • Oxfordshire County Council v. Oxford City Council and another [2006] UKHL 25;
  • R (Alfred McAlpine Homes Ltd) v Staffordshire County Council [2002] EWHC 76 (Admin);
  • R (Cheltenham Builders Ltd) v South Gloucestershire District Council [2003] EWHC 2803 (Admin);
  • R (Laing Homes) v Buckinghamshire CC [2003] PLR 60;
  • R v. Oxfordshire County Council, ex parte Sunningwell Parish Council [2000] 1 A.C. 335;
  • White v Taylor (No. 2) (1969) 1 Ch 160 at 192.
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In this podcast Gwion Lewis, a barrister from Landmark Chambers discusses the general legal framework for the registration of land as a “Village Green” and how the courts have interpreted the statutory criteria in section 15(2) of the Commons Act 2006.

Date added: 20/10/11

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