Publications by Area of Law


Town and village greens – prevention in the absence of cure

Source:  Foot Anstey LLP ‘Village Green Master Class’
Barrister: Leslie Blohm QC
Area of law: Town and Village Greens 
Date: 25th April 2013
Overview: ‘Prevention is better than cure’ – designation of land as a Village Green will sterilise it for development; but even an unsuccessful application may have serious consequences in time and money. Leslie discusses landowners’ available strategies for avoiding village green applications in the light of the proposed Growth and Infrastructure Bill currently passing through Parliament.

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Village green refusal upheld

Source: St John’s Chambers
Barrister: Leslie Blohm QC
Area of Law: Town and Village Greens
Date: 13th, July 2012
Summary: The Administrative Court sitting in Birmingham has, after a fully contested hearing, refused to grant judicial review of a decision not to register Pen Mill Field in Yeovil as a Town or Village Green. Leslie Blohm QC, Town and village green expert, appeared on behalf of Somerset County Council.

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