Registration of Common Land

April 23rd, 2020 by James Goudie KC

The phrase “ the curtilage of a building” in the Commons Act 2006 requires the land in question to form part and parcel of the building to which it is related. The correct question is whether the land falls within the curtilage of the building , not whether the land together with the building fall within, or comprise, a unit devoted to the same or equivalent function or purpose. So held by Holgate J in Hampshire County Council v SoS for DEFRA (2020) EWHC 959 (Admin), especially at paras 127 and 132.

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