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19 November 2020 | Comment | Article by Rebecca Rees

VIDEO | Impact of Rights of Way Claims and Town/Village Greens on proposed developments

Hear from Rob Phillips, Head of Property Litigation and Rebecca Rees, Property Litigation and Housing Management at Hugh James, who discuss Town and Village Greens in this overview video

It is essential that developers understand their obligations regarding town and village greens and public rights of way as both can significantly impact their ability to develop land as they may have envisaged. Rob Phillips, Partner and Head of Property Litigation, is joined by Rebecca Rees, Senior Associate in Property Litigation and Housing Management to discuss the relevance of this kind of application by local opposition groups, in this video. This includes where these rights are already reflected in a local authority’s register giving the public certain rights to use them and which can constitute an offence for a developer to disrupt. During the video, our team will help you understand the processes required to address these rights and what can be done to minimise or mitigate their impact on a proposed development.

Author bio

Rebecca Rees


Rebecca is a Partner and heads up the Property Dispute Resolution team, having been a member of the team since qualification in 1999, she has built up a reputation as a leading expert in the area.

She has extensive experience of landlord and tenant matters, both commercial and residential, and of property disputes such as boundary issues, restrictive covenants, easements and other property rights, public and private rights of way.

Disclaimer: The information on the Hugh James website is for general information only and reflects the position at the date of publication. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be treated as such. If you would like to ensure the commentary reflects current legislation, case law or best practice, please contact the blog author.


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