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New Addington village green bid should be refused, lawyers tell council

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A BID to register more of the Central Parade area as a Village Green should be refused, according to lawyers advising the council.

New Addington resident Michael Fuller made the bid in September 2011 for the car parks and paved areas to the west side of the parade to be classified as a Village Green.

If successful, the land could only be used for recreation and community gatherings.

But lawyers George Laurence and Simon Adamyk say that requirements for village greens have not been met.

In his application for the car park areas, Mr Fuller had said: "The land of this application was conveyed to Croydon Council at no cost before the Second World War with the council covenanting to use this land for public purposes and open space.

"Since the 1950s this land has been used for free unrestricted public use for both minor recreational pastimes and large community gatherings."

But in their advice to the council, the lawyers said there was "no evidence" to support the idea of making the land a Village Green.

They added that the council, which owns the land, cannot reconsider a case it has already judged.

It decided in 2008 the land should not be a Village Green, and rejected another bid from Mr Fuller in August 2011 after he did not present enough evidence.

His 2008 bid did succeed, however, in having green space around the parade classified as a Village Green, scuppering interest from Tesco to develop on the site.

The council's corporate service committee will meet to consider the lawyers' advice on Monday at 6.30pm in the town hall.


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