The land known officially as Oliver’s Battery, Silkstead Farm, Compton (but known locally as “Texas Field”) was nominated as an Asset of Community Value (ACV) by Oliver’s Battery Parish Council (Council) on 7 December 2017.
Winchester City Council (WCC) rejected this nomination on 13 March 2018, based on what was considered by the Council to be erroneous information provided by the landowner. WCC’s decision could not be challenged by the Council, so the only option was to make another nomination.
The land was nominated for a second time by the Council on 15 May 2018.
This nomination was accepted by WCC on 21 September 2018.
WCC received a request from the landowner to review that decision and an oral review hearing was held on 4 February 2019.
WCC issued its report on the oral review on 8 February 2019 and concluded that the land does further the social wellbeing and social interests of the local community and the decision to accept the nomination as an ACV was confirmed.
The landowner then sought to appeal this decision to the First Tier Tribunal.
The Tribunal refused the appeal and the reasons and conclusions are set out in the Decision Notice.
The following are two of the key documents that comprised the Council’s submissions to the Tribunal, together with the Decision Notice.