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

Reference

[2015] UKSC 18

Date

25 Feb 2015

Court

Supreme Court

Comment

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.

Contributors

Edwin Simpson

Practice Areas

Property