These cases have been crowd funded and presented by Friends groups in our forum & network. They feature on our site because they will set legal precedents that both councils and green space friends will have to follow in future, in the context of the lack of legal requirement of councils to maintain & preserve green spaces.
…The judge has ruled, that the owners of open space are the local residents, the council is merely the trustee, and therefore, any revenues accrued from that open space are the property of the local residents, and should not be placed in the council’s general funds but spent on that open space…. BUT this will probably be appealed.
Challenging the legal basis on which councils say they have the power to hire out large parts of their public parks for an unlimited period of time for commercial events, sending a message to local authorities that land-grabbing in parks, and excluding the public is not a sustainable long-term model for preserving London’s parks for future generations.
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Plans were opposed by Sport England … Sport England will ignore other recreational and health activities under its remit to impose its agenda on those park projects … FOBP intend to apply to the planning inspectorate for Rule 6 status at the planning inquiry.
Applied to the planning inspectorate for Rule 6 status.
“For the purposes of the law of commons and greens...the Common is held in trust for the use and enjoyment of local inhabitants... that must be managed in the interests of its users, and not as a financial asset for the Council
A compromise has been reached that is acceptable to Sport England based on a 9-a-side football pitch, not a 7-a-side football pitch, as was in its proposal .. there need not be a Public Inquiry, and also that the regeneration of the park could take place ... allowing the Council to bring forward plans to provide a community hub building ...
Court Of Appeal Refuses Appeal But Makes An Important Acknowledgment Nov. 16, 2017 The Court of Appeal gave judgment on Thursday 16 November 2017 at 2 p.m. Although the Court […]