Warlingham village green wins protection

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A new village green has been registered in Surrey and saved from development.   The green, known as The Back Green, is in Sunnybank, near Warlingham.  We have congratulated the applicant Lee Fishwick, and those in the community who supported the application.

Surrey County Council, the registration authority, agreed on 16 December 2009 to register the land, which is a small area in the middle of Sunnybank.

The land was entered on the register of town and village greens on 8 March 2010.

The application was made on the 5 February 2008 by Lee Fishwick who submitted evidence that the land had been used by local people for informal recreation for over 20 years.  Objections were made by Tandridge District Council who wanted to develop the land.  An inquiry was held in May 2009 and the inspector recommended that the land be registered.

Says Nicola Hodgson, our case officer:  ‘We are delighted that this land has been registered.  Now it will be protected for use and enjoyment by local people for evermore.  The land is well used and is important to the local community for recreation and other activities.’

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