Lawyers for the Therfield Regulation Trust have claimed the Conservators of Therfield Heath and Greens ceased to exist as a separate legal entity in 1979 – apparently rewriting decades of documented Royston history.
The clerk to the Conservators of Therfield Heath and Greens has said “the losers here are all the users of the heath” – in response to the Planning Inspectorate’s decision to refuse the land swap application.
Members of the public crammed into a meeting at Royston Town Hall on Thursday last week to hear about Therfield Heath’s management and from speakers of clubs who use it for sporting or leisure activities.
The Conservators of Therfield Heath and Greens have been accused of ‘pulling the wool over the eyes’ of the Royston community – after it emerged they have been in consultation with the firm proposing to build 120 homes near the town’s Briary Lane.
The warden of Therfield Heath gave evidence at the land swap inquiry into deregistering common land yesterday, saying people “need to think of the bigger picture” when it comes to securing the future of the ecological landmark.