A perceptive and passionate comment was added by R Dennis to last month's Planning Blog article 'Battle lines drawn in village green debate'. That article, unfortunately, can now take ages to download from its site. The comment is therefore reproduced here, verbatim:
"Most village green applications are legal theft. What gives someone the right to take another person's land whether they have walked on it or not. What if I were to come into your back garden and say I want to claim this because I have been walking my dog through it, when you were not looking. Absolute joke and the law needs to change to stop these thieves."