Decade-long fight won as land awarded village green status

www.timesandstar.co.uk

Good week for people campaigning to make Harrington Marina into a village green, making it nigh-on impossible to build on it. Bad week for Allerdale Borough Council which wanted to, um, build on it, eventually. One of the members of the panel that found in favour of village green status put it this way:

“It was a forgotten piece of land which is fortunate for the people of Harrington, but if you were a member of Allerdale’s thrusting local authority you would perhaps say it was a bit of an oversight.”

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