Common Land campaign
To prevent over development of the open space, WOOD are aiming to submit an application to have the field adopted as an Open Space. Our aim is that the accumulated evidence should show usage over the last 20 years, and beyond if possible. The submission is part of a process for registration that will pave the way for adoption of the field as a ‘village green’ and prevent any further attempts at building on it.
The main benefits of registering land as a ‘green’ are to:
- secure permanent registration of the land as a ‘village green’.
- protect the land from development - it is an offence to build on a green or to interrupt its use by the public,
- secure the land for local people to enjoy the land for recreation,
- give it a new status as land for the community, to be valued and enjoyed,
- ensure that current and prospective owners are aware from the outset of the established recreational function of the land, so helping to avoid any future conflicts.
If you perhaps have any photographic evidence of their use (dog walking, games, bike riding, sledging in winter, etc), this would also be extremely beneficial in articulating the evidence.
We therefore need you to get as many people/households to complete the following evidence form:
The document refers to the following map: