A hectare of land known as Burton’s Wood, at Burton’s Lane, Little Chalfont in Buckinghamshire, has been registered as a village green.
Says our case officer Nicola Hodgson: ‘This is a wonderful outcome. Buckinghamshire County Council’s Rights of Way Committee followed the recommendations of the Head of Planning, Environment and Development, and Head of Legal and Democratic Services, and registered the land.
‘That action has confirmed the rights of local people to use this area for quiet recreation, and it will protect the land from development.
‘Neighbours of Burton’s Wood gathered evidence to show that local people had used this small woodland for more than 20 years for informal recreation, without permission and without being challenged. The society congratulates them on their success,’ says Nicola.
The land will now be protected for use by future generations of Little Chalfont residents.