Village green test case goes to Court of Appeal

The Master of the Rolls and two other judges today began hearing an important test case on town and village green (TVG) registration. The case is the first to test rules dating from 2013 that introduced "trigger events" that can block the registration of a TVG. The rules were introduced in response to “genuine concerns [the TGV rules were] being used as a device to delaying development,” according to Paul Brown QC, the lawyer representing Wiltshire Council in this case. “Many developers may not touch a plot of land if there is a potential village green there,” he said. The
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