R(St John’s College, Cambridge) v Cambridgeshire County Council and David Davies

[2017] EWHC 1753 (Admin)

12th July 2017

Planning Court


Acting for the Claimant in proceedings for judicial review concerning the extent of the jurisdiction of Commons Registration Authorities to allow applicants to correct defective village green applications.  In a move which will assist Commons Registration Authorities and applicants alike, the Judge accepted the parties’ criticisms of aspects of Defra’s October 2013 publication ‘Section 15 of the Commons Act 2006  Guidance Notes for the completion of an application for the registration of land as a town or village green outside the pioneer implementation areas’ and annexed the parties’ redrafted paragraphs to the judgment as more accurately representing the law.

Sir Ross Cranston (sitting as a Judge of the High Court)


George Laurence QC

Leading Claire Staddon

Instructed by Mills and Reeve

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