Legal battle over the town green status is to go to the House of Lords

The legal battle over the town green status of the Trap Grounds near Port Meadow in north Oxford is to go to the House of Lords. The Court of Appeal sent the case back to Oxfordshire County Council to be reconsidered in the light of emerging legal criteria earlier this year, but three law lords have now agreed to hear the case. The dispute arose when Oxford City Council resolved to grant permission for affordable housing on the site. Residents opposed the plan, claiming that the land is a protocol.

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