Update on ‘Village Green’ applications

The current position on all three applications is that the Council has notified all the owners of the land concerned of the receipt of the relevant application. The owners have been asked whether they intend to dispute the claim concerned, whether they intend to submit evidence in rebuttal and, if so, when that evidence is likely to be forthcoming. Reminders about the initial notification letter have also been sent.

At the beginning of July solicitors for the owner of Area A (that from the Wychwood roundabout to the rear of Longdon Road) asked for and have been given a copy of all the evidence submitted in support of that application.

When the attitude of the owners of the various areas of land concerned has been notified to the Council, it will be in a better position to decide how best to consider how to deal with each application. It seems likely that, if there is a challenge to any one application, an inquiry of some sort to determine the issues relating to that particular area is likely to be necessary. It is thus possible that the three applications are each dealt with in a different way and to a different timescale.

An article on the status of these applications also appeared on page 14 of the 2nd August edition of the Solihull News.