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Regina v. Oxfordshire County Council

PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:48 am
by holy vehm
An interesting read.

In 1994 the Board obtained planning permission to build two houses on the northern boundary of the glebe. The villagers were very much opposed. They wanted it preserved as an open space. The parish council applied to the County Council to register the glebe as a town or village green under the Commons Registration Act 1965. It is unclear what rights, if any, registration would confer upon the villagers. The Act is silent on the point. But registration would prevent the proposed development because by section 29 of the Commons Act 1876 encroachment on or inclosure of a town or village green is deemed to be a public nuisance.


It is unclear what rights, if any, registration would confer upon the villagers.


http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld199899/ldjudgmt/jd990624/sun.htm