The concept of a piece of land attaining the status of a town or village green1 by virtue of 20 years' use by local inhabitants for the purposes of lawful sports and pastimes2 was introduced by the Commons Registration Act 19653 and continues to be embodied in the definition of 'town or village green' for registration purposes4.
The 20 years' use must be as of right5 and, although the users are not required to have any subjective belief in the existence of that right6, any deferral to the rights of the landowner may undermine their claim to use as of
**Trials are provided to all LexisPSL and LexisLibrary content, excluding Practice Compliance, Practice Management and Risk and Compliance, subscription packages are tailored to your specific needs. To discuss trialling these LexisPSL services please email customer service via our online form. Free trials are only available to individuals based in the UK. We may terminate this trial at any time or decide not to give a trial, for any reason. Trial includes one question to LexisAsk during the length of the trial.
To view the latest version of this document and millions of others like it, sign-in to LexisLibrary or register for a free trial.
EXISTING USER? SIGN IN
TAKE A FREE TRIAL
0330 161 1234