On 1st September 2009, I went to Kent County Council HQ in Maidstone and lodged an application to register The Downs in Herne Bay as a new Town Green. At the time we had 569 witness statements supporting the application – we now have 1,119. KCC are the “registering authority” for village and town greens – it’s down to them to decide whether to accept the application, to assess any objections, and to determine how to proceed.
KCC accepted the application (now known as VGA614), and it has been sitting in the queue, quietly waiting its turn for the last 6 months. KCC advertised the application on 1st April (!) in the Kentish Gazette, starting a 6 week consultation process.