Common land ruling on hold

The House of Lords has put consideration of an appeal over grazing rightson common land

adjoining farm land in Cornwall on hold. Lords Hope, Clydeand Hobhouse have set a 23

July deadline for objections to be lodged to thepetition for leave to appeal. The case

centres on Sina Farm in Cornwall.The owners of part of the land seek a declaration that

the grazing rightsover Tawna Down are annexed to, and could only run with, their land

at SinaFarm. They claim that a purported conveyance by the previous owner wasineffective

and that as a matter of law, grazing rights historically linkedan area of land belonging

to a farmer exercising those rights. They say therights cannot be separated from that

land in the way it is claimed hashappened here.