Town and Village Greens Registration

Solihull Council is responsible for processing application to register land as a town or village green. Anyone can apply to register a town or village green.

If you wish to apply to register a town or village green, you need to submit an application and gather evidence of use of the land as a town or village in accordance with the Commons Act 2006 and the Commons (Registration of Town and Village Greens) (Interim Arrangements) (England) Regulations 2007.

Section 15 of the Commons Act 2006 sets out the qualifying circumstances in which land may be newly registered. To register town or village green, you need to prove that the land has been lawfully used for 20 years for sports and pastimes by a significant group of people in the neighbourhood or locality.

If the registration authority is satisfied that the land described in the application qualifies for registration as a town or village green, it will so register the land.

The registration will protect the land from encroaching (extending the boundary of an abutting property so as to exclude people from that area), inclosing (by fencing it in, whether or not the effect is to exclude public access) or erecting any structures on the land other than for the purposes of the better enjoyment of the green.

Pending Town and Village Green Applications:

An application has been made to the Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council by Richard Wilson, Clerk to Berkswell Parish Council, PO Box 6379, Coventry, CV6 9LP. The application was made under section 15(1) of the Commons Act 2006 and in accordance with the Commons (Registration of Town or Village Green) (Interim Arrangements) Regulations 2007.

The applicant seeks the inclusion in the register of town and village greens of the land described as The Well Area, Church Lane, Berkswell, CV7 7BJ. The land is claimed to have qualified for registration as a village green on 5th September 2019 by a significant number of inhabitants of a relevant locality or neighbourhood for a period of more than 20 years prior to that date for lawful sports and pastimes as of right.

Any person wishing to object to the registration of the land as a town or village green should send a statement of the facts and/or representations on which the objections is based on or before 9 September 2021 to Legal Services (ref. AK/AF/103909), Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, The Council House, Manor Square, Solihull, B91 3QB or email Please provide your name, address and contact details.

Any representations that are to be taken into account by the Authority in reaching a decision on the application will be copied to the applicant for comment. Such representations may be also disclosed to other interested parties and may be published in complete or summary form.

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