Application for the registration of a town or village green

This page has information about the Pinkham Way village green application from 2013.

Haringey Council has received an application to register the former Friern Barnet sewage works (Pinkham Way) as a town or village green.

Land may qualify for registration as a town and village green where it has been used by a significant number of local residents for a period of more than 20 years for lawful sports and pastimes as of right.

Registration of the land as a town or village green would protect the land, making it, amongst other things, a criminal offence to do anything that would stop use of the land for recreation and enjoyment.

The council is managing this application solely in its capacity as the Commons Registration Authority. This is separate from any other capacity, such as the Local Planning Authority.

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What happens next?

Haringey has received a number of submissions regarding the village green application. All submissions, along with the applicants response were put before the Independent Assessor conducting the inquiry for consideration.

An informal (or "non-statutory") inquiry considered this application in March 2013 and concluded on Friday 8 March 2013. The inquiry was conducted by an Independent Assessor, Philip Petchey of Francis Taylor Buildings, who will then make recommendations to a Council committee, which will make the final decision. A licensing sub-committee will consider the application on Tuesday 10 September 2013 at the Civic Centre.

Update: The committee meeting took place on 10 September 2013. The committee decided to reject the application for the reasons set out in the independent assessor's report.

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Publication of submissions

Submissions received in respect of this application are available to view on our Pinkham Way Town/Village Green Submissions Received page.

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Pinkham Way town/village green application documents

The original application documents, along with supporting documents, are available to download below:

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More information

For further enquiries please contact You may also find it helpful to consult our Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 79KB) document.

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Page last updated:

January 24, 2019

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