Residents say 'no' to land grab

First published in

Bovingdon residents have joined forces to fight a land claim after Hemel Hempstead Lord of the Manor, Nicholas Halsey, said he has ancient rights attached to his title.

Villagers in Green Lane, Chipperfield Road and the High Street could be charged by Lord Halsey for the right of access to their front doors, making it difficult to sell their homes.

Letters have been sent to more than 200 residents, informing them of Lord Halsey's plans to officially register his rights with the Land Registry.

He has given residents a three-week deadline to file any objections to the claims over strips of land across residents' front gardens.

A working group has been set up to represent the residents and begin legal procedures to safeguard the land.

For residents' reactions, see Friday's Watford Observer.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree