Interesting High Court decision reported last week in CothamSchool, R (On the Application Of) v Bristol City Council [2018] EWHC1022. The High Court ruled to overturn the local council committee's previous ruling to grant Town and Village Green status over a school playing fields site. 

 The case clarified how the prominent display of signs on the property can be a significant factor. During the case, the Judge commented that the landowner had “made his position about [the Property's] its use clear [on a permissive basis]through the erection of clearly visible signs. Accordingly it followed that the unauthorised use of the land cannot be said to be ‘as of right’”.