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Appeal by allotment holders against rejection of objection to proposed sale of allotments for development. Held: The requirement under section 8 of the 1925 Act to obtain the Minister’s consent does not apply to all land which is in fact used as allotments. It applies only to land which has been ‘purchased or appropriated’ for … Continue reading Snelling and Another v Burstow Parish Council: CA 12 Nov 2013
LRA Easements and Profits A Prendre : Abandonment – Right of way acquired by prescription – doctrine of lost modern grant – whether acquired for all purposes or limited to agricultural purposes only – whether abandoned – Ludgershall Inclosure Act 1777 – Ludgershall Inclosure Award 1778 -Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006, section 67(5) … Continue reading Meldale Ltd v Ludgershall Parish Council: LRA 27 Sep 2007
The parties disputed the application and interpretation of ancient statues relating to allotments. The land had been appropriated to allotments under the 1945 Act. The Council had argued that it had a power of sale under the 1908 Act subject to consent under the 1925 Act. Held: The Council was correct in seeking the consent … Continue reading Snelling and Another v Burstow Parish Council: ChD 24 Jan 2013
Houses were built next to a common. Over many years the owners had driven over the common. The landowners appealed a decision that they could not acquire a right of way by prescription over the common because such use had been unlawful as a criminal offence under section 193 of the Law of Property Act … Continue reading Bakewell Management Limited v Brandwood and others: HL 1 Apr 2004
LRA Right of way acquired by prescription – doctrine of lost modern grant – whether acquired for all purposes or limited to agricultural purposes only – whether abandoned – Ludgershall Inclosure Act 1777 – . .
Fair Coment on Political Activities The defendant newspaper had published articles wrongly accusing the claimant, the former Prime Minister of Ireland of duplicity. The paper now appealed, saying that it should have had available to it a defence of qualified privilege because of the claimant’s status as a politician. Held: The appeal failed (Lords Hope … Continue reading Reynolds v Times Newspapers Ltd and others: HL 28 Oct 1999
The company sought the rectification of the register of village greens to remove an entry relating to its land, saying that the Council had not properly considered the need properly to identify the locality which was said to have enjoyed the rights claimed. Held: Rectification was ordered. The Green ought not to have been registered … Continue reading Paddico (267) Ltd v Kirklees Metropolitan Council and Others: ChD 23 Jun 2011
The claimants sought to have land belonging to the council registered as a village green to prevent it being developed. They said that it had for more than twenty years been used by the community for various sports. The council replied that it had managed a golf course on the land without objection from the … Continue reading Lewis, Regina (on The Application of) v Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council and Another: SC 3 Mar 2010
Application had been made to register as a town or village green an area of land which was largely a boggy marsh. The local authority resisted the application wanting to use the land instead for housing. It then rejected advice it received from a . .
The House treated words as surplusage in a statute which contained criminal sanctions in order to avoid the substantial frustration of the object of the Act. Words in an Act are not to be rendered ‘insensible, absurd or ineffective to achieve its . .
Acts of grazing and fertilising by the owner which would have contravened the 1857 and 1876 Acts if the land had been a village green at the time, prevented the land from satisfying the section 22 definition. . .