Village Green Status
We, the committee of FROTH (Friends of the Humpty Dumps), are desperately disappointed that our application to have the Humpty Dumps designated a Village green have failed despite our best efforts and support from the Town Council many councillors and hundreds of supporters.
The result of the public enquiry has been announced today, Wednesday 22nd April and the decision has gone against us for several reasons, which are all laid out in a seventy two-page document.
With hindsight maybe we were a little naïve to think that a group of dedicated and eager volunteers, with little or no legal knowledge, could fight against a property developer and an eminent QC from London.
We all feel we did the best we possibly could and despite our disappointment are glad that we tried.
We would like to thank all our supporters and especially our witnesses who gave evidence at the hearing.
We can only hope that planning is not approved and an important green space in Cirencester is preserved.
This site has been created as a forum for people in the Bowling Green/Stratton/Whiteway area of Cirencester and anyone who strolls, rambles, dog-walks, toboggan’s and star-gazes on the Humpty Dumps who is concerned about the proposed development by Baylight Properties/Piper Ventures.
Please help us gather further evidence about the public use of the Humpty Dumps over the last twenty years.
An Application for Registration of New Village Green at The Humpty Dumps was submitted by Friends of the Humpty Dumps and accepted by Gloucestershire County Council on 17 January 2013. However Baylight/Piper Ventures, the owners of the Humpty Dumps, have every intention to build a housing estate on the land and have objected to our application. This objection has resulted in an inquiry.
Gloucestershire County Council has appointed an independent inspector to conduct this inquiry. The inquiry will be held during the week commencing 17 November 2014 at a venue in Cirencester yet to be confirmed.
Please complete an Evidence form to help with the Enquiry.
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