0370 270 6000

already registered?

Please sign in with your existing account details.

need to register?

Register to access exclusive content, sign up to receive our updates and personalise your experience on brownejacobson.com.

Privacy statement - Terms and conditions

can a skate park be a ‘village green'?

7 March 2014

The High Court is today deciding on this very matter. Major re-development of the Southbank Centre is intended to be carried out which will move the skate park to a different location. The Long Live Southbank campaigners are seeking to protect the skate park by arguing for this ‘village green’ status.

Boris Johnson, who has the final say on whether the scheme goes ahead, has publicised his support of the skate park remaining in its current location leading the developers to put their £120 million redevelopment on hold.

The High Court yesterday heard a bid for the skate park to be registered as a village green, the campaigners are appealing Lambeth Council’s original rejection of their application.

Under the new rules, ‘trigger events’ such as prior planning applications, restrict the right to apply for land to be registered as a village green (to prevent its misuse by objectors opposed to development) and the exclusion remains in place whilst the decision is being made or if the permission is granted. This case will be the first test of precisely when such a ‘trigger event’ occurs.

related opinions

Watch this space on breach of contract, vicarious liability and assumption of responsibility

The concept of Assumption of Responsibility is on many stakeholders’ minds at the moment following the Supreme Court decision in CN & GN v Poole.

View blog

Children and contact with parents who are domestic abusers

It was announced on 15 May 2019 that “more than 120 MPs have written to the government asking for an inquiry into how family courts in England and Wales treat victims of domestic violence.”

View blog

Does a breach of an obligation in an agreement for lease allow the tenant to refuse to complete the lease?

A tenant who does not want to be forced to complete a lease if an obligation in the agreement for lease is breached must provide expressly for this in the agreement.

View blog

Brexit: Accounts and financial reporting – have you assessed the possible impact on your business?

Despite all of the media attention around Brexit, very little is being said about the effect of Brexit on the accounting and financial reporting requirements for businesses operating cross-border.

View blog

mailing list sign up



Select which mailings you would like to receive from us.

Sign up