Determination of Town and Village Green Application No. VG107 relating to land at 'Waterbarn Recreation Ground', Waterbarn Lane, Stacksteads, Bacup
Decision Maker: Regulatory Committee
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
A report was presented on the establishment of a Special Sub-Committee with power to act in respect of Application No. VG107, relating to land at Waterbarn Recreation Ground, Waterbarn Lane, Stacksteads, Bacup.
The Committee were advised that Application VG107 required that oral evidence be heard and tested through cross examination, and that this would require arranging a hearing at which members of the Special Sub-Committee would listen to the evidence and then determine the application.
Whilst it was advised that the preferred way of proceeding was not of concern in this matter, the Committee were informed that should they consider the primary procedure as agreed by the Commons and Town Greens Sub-Committee on 24 October 2008 and detailed in the report, to be unsuitable at the present time, and that an alternative way of dealing with the determination would be appropriate, then Committee were advised they could authorise that the Registration Authority hold a public enquiry, as prescribed under the Commons Registration (England) Regulations 2014, appointing an Inspector to hold the Inquiry, and to provide a report and recommendation to the Special Sub-Committee.
Resolved: The Committee:
(i) Approved the establishment of a Special Sub-Committee to determine Application No. VG107 relating to land at Waterbarn Recreation Ground, Waterbarn Lane, Stacksteads, Bacup.
(ii) Agreed that, subject to the above, the membership of the Special Sub-Committee for VG 107 be drawn from 3 members of the Regulatory Committee, on the basis of 2 members of the Conservative Group and 1 member of the Labour Group.
(iii) Agreed that nominations to serve on the Special Sub-Committee be submitted by the respective political group secretaries.
(iv) Agreed that the quorum for the Special Sub-Committee be 2 members.
Report author: Lindsay Campy
Date of decision: 26/06/2019
Decided at meeting: 26/06/2019 - Regulatory Committee