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Says Naomi Smith

Says Naomi SmithIt is all too possible to round a corner on horseback and come upon a group of cattle with no prior warning -this WILL result in a horse being badly spooked at best, bolting at worst -it is only a matter of time ........... read more

Whitchurch Heath Common, Shropshire

Shropshire Council reject Tony Barnett's request for information

Says the Information Governance Team, Shropshire Council

Says the Information Governance Team, Shropshire CouncilYour understanding is that on application to the planning department, to develop/alter property, the correct information to show ownership/title deeds are required to be disclosed/accompany each application.

You asked

1. What evidence was disclosed to show legal ownership of the following land during applications for planning:

  • · Applications for consent to build a dwelling house on Whitchurch Heath Common CL21
  • · Applications to develop Hangars on CL21
  • · Application to “block off” "Green Lane,"

2. Legal documentation to allow planning consent for the unlawful impediments, ie gates, ditches, the felling of trees and shrubs, the ploughing and burning on the common land, in fact all legal documentation disclosed to this councils planning office.

The request was considered under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 because the information requested is of an environmental nature. For more information about these Regulations, please follow the link below:

When a planning application is submitted, the applicant or agent, is required as part of the validation process to sign a form, which indicates the nature of the applicants interest in the building or land. This may be as owner, tenant, lease holder or prospective purchaser.

The Certificates are included with each application, and are available to view via the online planning register :

However the Council will not have documentation as requested, as permissions for works on common (which doesn’t include tree felling/ploughing & burning) are dealt with by the planning inspectorate and prior to them by DEFRA and all the consents will be on their website.

The information you requested is exempt from disclosure under Regulation 12(4)(a) – Information not held.

In accordance with the Regulations this letter is a refusal notice to your request

Says Linda Wright

Says Linda WrightWe moved to a Shropshire location a year ago having surveyed the local OS map and noted the significant number of bridleways around the property. Sadly the map appears a total fiction. Scarce any of the bridleways are usable ........... read more

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