The Village Green application that will protect The Downs forever (if it succeeds) has finally made it to the front of the queue. Kent County Council have advertised the application in the Kentish Gazette, thus starting the 6 week consultation period.
An impressive 1,181 people have taken the trouble to sign witness statements saying they want The Downs to be a village green. It’s probably the largest village green application that KCC has ever received.
We now need to persuade Canterbury City Council to give us our village green. If they support the application, we could have our village green in a matter of weeks. If they fight the application, it could drag on for years, and we may never get our village green.