Decision Maker: Director of Universal Services
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
In 2013 Hampshire County Council, in its
capacity as Commons Registration Authority for Hampshire, received
an application under Section 15 of the Commons Act 2006, to
register land at Borough Hill, Petersfield, as a town or village
green (see Appendix 1 for a location map).
Due to a backlog of applications, this matter was not picked up for investigation until 2022. Prior to the formal advertising of the application, the owner of the majority of the application land, Petersfield Town Council, voluntarily registered the land within its ownership under the provisions of Section 15(8) of the 2006 Act, following which, the application was advertised in line with statutory requirements (insofar as it affected the remaining land). During the consultation period, an objection was submitted by the owner of that land.
The framework for the decision is set out in the accompanying Decision Report, which analyses the evidence submitted in support of the application and considers relevant case law. An opinion has also been sought from counsel. Having taken all of this into account, it is recommended that the application is accepted, and the land registered as a green.
Publication date: 17/11/2023
Date of decision: 16/11/2023