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Reprieve in the News

Herne Bay Downs beach hut plans could be dropped A plan to build 40 beach huts on downs in Kent could be scrapped amid fears of their impact on coast erosion. Canterbury City Council had been considering building huts on the downs near Beacon Hill at East Cliff, Herne Bay. In a report to the council’s executive, engineers raised concerns …

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1,100 sign up to save The Downs

Village green designation demanded for beauty spot CAMPAIGNERS are preparing to do battle over the future of a Herne Bay beauty spot. More than 1,100 people are backing an application to give formal protection to The Downs by registering it as a village green, meaning no development would be allowed. The campaign was sparked by an application to build 40 …

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What we need, and what we’ve got

The relevant piece of law is The Commons Act 2006. This allows for applications to be made to register land as a new village green, provided that the land in question has been used: for a period of at least 20 years for the purposes of lawful sports and pastimes ‘as of right’ (i.e. without force, secrecy or permission) by …

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