Kent County Council has received an application to register land known as 'Two Fields' as a Village Green.

Under the Commons Act 2006, anyone may apply to the County Council for land to be registered as a Town or Village Green, but in order for land to qualify for registration it must be shown that ‘a significant number of the inhabitants of any locality, or of any neighbourhood within a locality, have indulged as of right in lawful sports and pastimes on the land for a period of at least 20 years’. For use of the land to have been ‘as of right’, it must have taken place without any force, secrecy or permission.

UPDATE: Following the Regulation Committee Member Panel meeting held on 24th February 2021, the County Council has appointed an Inspector to consider the issue of whether any 'trigger events' exist in relation to the application site. Further information may be found in the two Inspector's Notes in the documents section below.

The minutes of the Member Panel meeting are available online at: https://democracy.kent.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=182&MId=8764&Ver=4

Timeline

  • Opened
    24 Jan 2020 at 00:00
  • Closes
    30 Jun 2021 at 23:59

Details

Consulting Organisation Type
  • Kent County Council
Consulting Organisation Name Kent County Council
District / Borough areas affected by the consultation
  • Canterbury
Consultation Topic
  • Public rights of way
Consultation Methods
  • Open responses (e.g. letters and email)
Contact Details

If you have any queries regarding this application, please contact the Commons Registration Team via email at commons.villagegreens@kent.gov.uk or by telephone on 03000 417171 using VGA681 as a reference.