47.1 The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport.
47.2 The Lead Member RESOLVED to:
(1) Agree to East Sussex County Council becoming a joint applicant in the Wealden District Council application already submitted to the Secretary of State under Section 16 of the Commons Registration Act 2006 for the de-registration and replacement of Town & Village Green VG35 to allow highway improvement works for further housing; and
(2) Delegate authority to the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport to take all necessary steps in connection with the application, including but not limited, to signing the application form, providing evidence in support of the application and any further requirements of the Secretary of State.
47.3 Improvements to the road junction next to the Release Land have been endorsed by the Secretary of State’s decision in relation to land at Oaklands, Ersham Road.
47.4 These junction improvements can only be carried out by de-registering the existing TVG at that location.
47.5 The de-registered TVG would be replaced with a larger area of TVG with greater amenity value. Due to the existence of a Public Footpath ESCC is required to join WDC’s application as a ‘joint-applicant.’
47.6 Following consultation, the only public objection has been resolved on the condition that ESCC joins WDC’s application.