Undercroft TVG and ACV settlement released


19th September 2014

George Laurence QC and Simon Adamyk appeared in the High Court on behalf of the London Borough of Lambeth in proceedings relating to the Undercroft beneath the Queen Elizabeth Hall in the Southbank Centre. An application had been made to register the Undercroft as a town or village green (TVG), which the London Borough of Lambeth (as registration authority) refused.  Proceedings for judicial review of that decision were partly heard in March of this year and were adjourned to September to allow for additional argument.  The proceedings attracted widespread attention. In addition to the main parties there were also four interested parties (including two Secretaries of State), and the Open Spaces Society also intervened in the proceedings.  In addition, a separate application was made to register the Undercroft as an asset of community value (ACV).  The London Borough of Lambeth (as registration authority) allowed this application, and this decision too was challenged in the first-tier tribunal.  All of the matters were settled yesterday with the consent of all parties.

 

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George Laurence QC

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