Agenda and minutes

Commons and Rights of Way Committee
Thursday 19 February 2015 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber - Shire Hall, Gloucester. View directions

Contact: Jane Cleaver 

Items
No. Item

8.

Public Questions on Application(s)

 

To answer any written or public questions about the application(s) before the Committee at this meeting.  The closing date /time for the receipt of questions

is 10 am on 12 February 2015.

 

With the consent of the Chairperson, to answer any oral question(s) on the application(s) before the Committee at this meeting put by members of the public.

 

Depending on the nature of the oral questions asked it may not be possible to provide a comprehensive answer at the meeting, in which case a written answer will be supplied as soon as reasonably possible after the meeting.

 

Minutes:

 

No questions had been received from members of the public on the application.

9.

Members Questions on Application(s)

To answer any written members’ questions on the application(s) before Committee at the meeting. The closing date/time for the receipt of questions is 10am on 12 February 2015.

 

Minutes:

 

No questions had been received from Councillors on the application.

 

10.

Application for the registration of land known as "The Glebe / The Leaze", West of Front Street and North of Church Street, Nympsfield, Stroud pdf icon PDF 209 KB

 

To consider the following application:

An application to register land known as “The Glebe / The Leaze”, west of Front Street & north of Church Street, Nympsfield, Stroud as a new town or village green.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

The report on the application for the registration of an area of land known as ‘The Glebe/The Leaze’, west of Front Street and north of Church Street, Nympsfield, Stroud, as a town or village green was introduced by Carrie Denness, Principal Lawyer.

 

During her detailed introduction Ms Denness highlighted the various legal tests which needed to be met for an application to be permissible.  The Committee’s attention was drawn in particular to the need for all of the tests to be met before an application could succeed.  Ms Denness confirmed that the site visit made by the Inspector had included inspection of the King George V Playing Field at the request of the objector’s counsel, given that it was a sports and recreational ground.

 

The findings of the Inspector following the non-statutory public inquiry held on 10 to 13 November 2014 were noted as

 

·         Having subjected the evidence provided to the required legal tests, all relevant statutory criteria were found to have been satisfied.

 

·         The Inspector had therefore recommended that all of the application land should be registered as a village green.

 

Ms Denness explained in response to questions from the Committee, that registration of the land did not require it to be left alone – it could still be used for agricultural purposes, although some types of use would not necessarily fit well with the requirement that the land is accessible at all times.  The practice during the period of use considered for the application had been for animal grazing and/or an annual cut of hay.  The users of the land had respected the need to minimise use during the hay season by keeping to the footpath or walking around the perimeter.

 

On considering the information and Inspector’s recommendation before it, the Committee

 

Resolved

 

That the Application dated 1 April 2010 made by Dr Ian Crossland (“the Applicant”) for the registration of an area of land known as “The Glebe / The Leaze”, west of Front Street and north of Church Street, Nympsfield, Stroud, Gloucestershire (as shown edged red on the plan attached to the Application Appendix 1) as a town or village green pursuant to section 15 of the Commons Act 2006 be APPROVED for the reasons set out in the Inspector’s report attached at Appendix 2.

 

 

11.

Public Questions -

To answer any written or public questions about the matters, which are within the powers and duties of the Committee.

 

The closing date /time for the receipt of questions is 10am on 12 February 2015.

 

To answer any oral question(s) put by members of the public.

 

Depending on the nature of the oral questions asked it may not be possible to provide a comprehensive answer at the meeting, in which case a written answer will be supplied as soon as reasonably possible after the meeting.

Minutes:

 

No questions had been received from members of the public.

 

12.

Members' Questions -

To answer any written members’ questions. The closing date/time for the receipt of questions is 10am on 12 February 2015.

Minutes:

 

No questions had been received from Councillors.