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Letters

Planning Sanity is now able to help with drafting applications for registration of vilage greens, as well as help with compiling personalised letters of support to Registration Auhorities. This service is offered via our donation scheme. If you need a personalised letter then complete our information form then make your donation and the completed letter will forwarded on to you for posting. If you need help with completing forms, then first contact us by email.

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Court Judgments and other Precedents

The leave hearing for judicial review in the Sunningwell Case
Keep in mind that this leave application was refused but it eventually reaches the Lords who effective grant the Village Green Status
The leave hearing for the Sunningwell case heard before the court of appeal, who granted leave and also refered the case to the House of Lords
House of Lords
Sunningwell Judgment
House of Lords
Beresford Judgment
The High Court - Beresford Judgment
(now overturned by House of Lords)
NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL EX PARTE PERRY, R v. [1996] EWHC Admin 385 (19th December, 1996)
Laing Homes Ltd., R (on the application of) v Buckinghamshire County Council [2003] EWHC 1578 (Admin) (08 July 2003)
Cheltenham Builders Ltd., R (on the application of) v South Gloucestershire Distrcict Council [2003] EWHC 2803 (Admin) (10 November 2003)
Oxfordshire County Council v Oxford City Council
This is an important case because it sets out the various meaning relating to Vilage Green registration
Whitmey, R (on the application of) v The Commons Commissioners [2004] EWCA Civ 951 (21 July 2004)
Massey & Anor v Boulden [2002] EWCA Civ 1634 (14 November 2002)

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Legislation

The Commons Registration Regulations 1969
THE COMMONS REGISTRATION ACT 1965
(yet to be scanned and put on line)
Section 98 of the Wildlife and Access to the Countryside Act 2000
This amends the Common Registration Act 1965
The Common Land (Rectification of Registers) Regulations 1990 Statutory Instrument 1990 No. 311
Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 - DETR Circular 04/2001

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Reference Section

DEFRA Village Green Forum
Government WEB site
DEFRA Common Land Policy Statement 2002
Buy a Village Green
CfPS comment - might give someone a fund-raising idea - not sure of the ethics
Durham County Council - Commons & Village Green Forum
Durham County Council - History of Commons & Village Greens
Cambridgeshire County Council - Village Green Forum
Open Spaces Society - Village Green Forum
Nottingham University Village Green Forum
Hampshire County Council - Village Green Informmation
Shropshire County Council - Commons and Village Green Information
Report from the Select Committee on Commons Inclosure; together with the minutes of evidence and index
DEFRA - The Common Lands of England a Biological Survey
Oxfordshire County Council Village Green Registration Site
Open spaces Society Briefing to the House of Lords
Government Consultation on Village Greens
Greater Protection and Better Management of Common Land in England and Wales
RESPONSE BY THE NATIONAL TRUST APRIL 2000
Worcestershire County Council village green Forum

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Campaigns Sites

Nature Net - Village Green Forum
Crystal Palace Campaign
Trouble at Delph - Encroachment on Village Green?
A short history of common land

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Books and Publications

Law of Commons,Town and Village Greens
AUTHOR: N. Ubhi and B. Denyer-Green - Price 65.
OSS Book - 'Our Common Land' - Law and History of Common Land and Village Greens 5th Edition by Paul Clayton MA - 25 (14 to Open Spaces Society members)

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