‘Town green bid must be refused’

‘Town green bid must be refused’

‘Town green bid must be refused’

First published in News

A BID to register village land as a town green should be rejected because it has not been used by the public for long enough, experts have said.

A council committee will next be urged to refuse the plan for Cowan’s Camp Field, off Star Lane, Watchfield.

Land can be registered as a town or village green if it has been used for “lawful sports and pastimes as of right” for not less than 20 years.

An application was made by Sue Nodder, of Oxford Square, Watchfield, who said it had been used without challenge for 64 years.

A Government inspector looked into the issue and, after a public hearing, said the bid should be refused.

Oxfordshire County Council county solicitor and head of law and culture Peter Clark has now recommended councillors reject the plan.

Inspector Charles Mynors said: “The principal land was used for agriculture in slightly more than half the years during the period from 1990 to 2004 and possibly in some years between 1984 and 1990.

“During those years it was not used for lawful sports and pastimes. It is now being so used, and probably has been so used since around 2000, but that is not sufficient.”

A final decision will be made by the planning and regulation committee when it meets next Monday in County Hall, New Road, Oxford at 2pm. The public can attend.

  • Our top stories:

Bullfinch report reveals many more victims as mother calls for resignations

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Tuesday 3rd March 2015

A VICTIM of the Bullfinch gang and her mother demanded that heads should roll at Oxfordshire County Council ahead of today’s report into the abuse scandal.

Bullfinch: Authorities missed opportunities to uncover grooming gangs

Oxford Mail:

12:59pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

A story rounding up the report and reaction to this morning's Bullfinch Serious Case Review.

New loan signing Gnanduillet beefs up Oxford United's strikeforce

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Tuesday 3rd March 2015

Armand Gnanduillet is available to make his Oxford United debut against Morecambe tonight after joining on loan until the end of the season.

Commuters are left bemused by award for rail operator

Oxford Mail: A First Great Western High Speed Train

9:30am Tuesday 3rd March 2015

A COMMUTER group said it “struggled to understand” how First Great Western has won a major industry award.

Superstar rapper talks up a storm with students

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Tuesday 3rd March 2015

HE might have been The College Dropout, but Kayne West caused a storm with university students yesterday.

Scales of justice for man who ate live goldfish then posted a video

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Tuesday 3rd March 2015

A MAN who swallowed a live goldfish has been ordered to carry out 120 hours unpaid work and banned from keeping fish for five years.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree