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

COVID-19 child protection practice - four months in - lessons learned so far

In June 2020 the University of Birmingham published a research briefing exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on child protection practice.

View blog

“Caution” is now the watchword when it comes to directly awarding public sectors contracts

The judicial review proceedings brought by the Good Law Project against the Department of Health and Social Care in relation to the £108m contract the Department awarded for PPE in April are about to shine a light on Regulation 32(2)(c) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

View blog

Chancellor announces levy on companies subject to anti-money laundering regulations

The Chancellor’s latest Budget Report outlined that the Government will introduce a £100 million Economic Crime Levy, otherwise known as the AML Levy no earlier than April 2022 to fund action to tackle money laundering and ensure delivery of reforms in the Government’s Economic Crime Plan.

View blog

Should heading the ball be banned in football?

A report by experts from the University of Glasgow looking at deaths caused by neurodegenerative disease in former professional footballers in Scotland.

View blog

mailing list sign up



Select which mailings you would like to receive from us.

Sign up