R (Newhaven Port and Properties Ltd) v East Sussex County Council

[2015] UKSC 18

25th February 2015

Supreme Court


Edwin Simpson acted for Newhaven Town Council in its attempt to register a sandy beach within Newhaven harbour as a village green, from the public inquiry all the way to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court held that the use by local people was not 'as of right' because it was impliedly permitted by the by-laws in force in connection with the land, and such registration would in any event have been incompatible with the statutory purposes of the port.

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