When is land eligible to be registered as a town or village green?

31 Jul 2017

It is a small ancient port situated on a tidal river, a common situation around our island. A certain amount of commercial barge traffic passes through, mostly commodities, transported away in heavy lorries. There is one long quay, and some scattered buildings, warehouses, offices, and residences. The whole area is open. The public are accustomed to strolling around the port, admiring the view, walking the dog.

The landowner wants to fence the land off; the public want to continue to stroll. Often, these days, the landowner wants to develop the land for commercial and residential purposes and to exclude the public, and the public want to maintain ...

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