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Town & Village Greens-The Growth And Infrastructure Bill

5th November 2012

The Growth And Infrastructure Bill receives its second reading in the Commons today.

One of the less discussed provisions is to allow landowners to deposit statements bringing to an end any period of user as of right by third parties which might otherwise support a claim to Town or Village Green status.

Provisions are also contained in the Bill to terminate the right to apply for land to be so registered after a “ trigger event” has occurred, including the first publication of an application for planning permission in respect of the land.