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Unpacking Village Greens

Updated: Mar 16, 2022

In this episode, Richard discusses the provisions of, and what gives rise to, a village green claim. He looks at the s.15 Commons Act 2006, s.12 of the Inclosure Act 1857 and s.29 of the Commons Act 1876, and the impact of four significant cases:

  • R (Barkas) v North Yorkshire County Council and another [2014] UKSC 31;

  • R (Newhaven Port & Properties Ltd) v East Sussex CC;

  • Lancashire County Council v The Secretary of State for The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and Another; and

  • R (on the application of NHS Property Services Ltd) v Surrey County Council.



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