Wyld v Silver: 1963

A purchaser found that he was restrained from building on his land which interfered with a legal but ‘ancient and outmoded’ right to hold a fair on the land on Fridays in Whitsun Week in every year.
Held: At common law the principle is clear that after land has been legally declared to be a green that, ‘once a Green, always a Green’.


[1963] Ch 243, [1962] 3 All ER 309


England and Wales

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CitedOxfordshire County Council v Oxford City Council, Catherine Mary Robinson ChD 22-Jan-2004
Land had been registered in part as a common. The council appealed.
Held: The rights pre-existing the Act had not been lost. The presumption against retrospectively disapplying vested rights applied, and the application had properly been made. . .
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Updated: 16 May 2022; Ref: scu.192094