VIDEO: 'Village' people of Brigg look set to enjoy their own green
The historic market TOWN of Brigg is in line to get a VILLAGE green.
The area of land that may be officially declared a green is near the railway station, off Station Road.
A tree-lined, grassy area known locally as The Paddock has been put forward for official designation.
Whether to afford Village Green status to the area used as a cricket pitch by the Brigg club in Victorian times is being considered at the moment by a member of the North Lincolnshire Council cabinet.
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The "preferred option" is to approve the voluntary designation of a village green on land off Station Road.
Assigning the land in this way - according to a council report - will ensure it remains unspoilt "for enjoyment by local people."
North Lincolnshire Council is the landowner and if it decides to approve the village green, a public footpath is likely to be created.
If an area if designated a green, "developments" are not permitted on the land.
In the past, travellers have camped on this site, although the entrance off Station Road has since been blocked with large boulders.
The area earmarked for the village green has also been used to parade horses during August's Brigg Horse Fair (see video).
However, the majority of which takes place in the former railway yard nearby, and along Station Road, close to North Lincolnshire Council's Hewson House office complex.
A decision is expected to be made on the village green and footpath towards the end of this week.
Village greens are governed by laws of the land, including the Commons Act 2006 which allows enables a landowner to voluntarily designate an area of land for this purpose.