The court was asked: ‘whether East Sussex County Council . . was wrong in law to decide to register an area . . known as West Beach at Newhaven . . as a village green pursuant to the provisions of the Commons Act 2006. The points of principle raised by the appeal are, potentially at … Continue reading Newhaven Port and Properties Ltd, Regina (on The Application of) v East Sussex County Council and Another: SC 25 Feb 2015
Lloyd, Lewison, Gloster LJJ  EWCA Civ 673 Bailii The Newhaven Harbour and Ouse Lower Navigation Act 1847, Commons Act 2006, Newhaven Harbour Improvement Act 1878 England and Wales Citing: Cited – Oxfordshire County Council v Oxford City Council and others HL 24-May-2006 Application had been made to register as a town or village green … Continue reading Newhaven Port and Properties Ltd, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for The Environment Food and Rural Affairs: CA 14 Jun 2013
The port challenged the proposed registration of part of the beach at Newhaven as a village green, saying that the result would be inconsistent with their performance of their statutory duties. . .
The company objected to the proposed registration by the defendant Council of a strip of beach land as a common. They said that it was not a ‘town or village green’ within the 2006 Act.
Held: The court rejected all grounds of objection, save . .