Blaxhall takes the form of a historic ‘dispersed settlement’, and the cluster of houses and adjoining open land known as Stone Common is set slightly apart from the rest of the village, near the church of St Peter’s (it was once known as Church Common).
Thanks to a generous donation from Mr Michael Prevost (with the facilitation of his Steward, Maggie Grenham and the help of Claire Wilson of Pulham & Co, solicitors) the Trust owns the registered common land at Stone Common, together with other adjoining land, some of which is in use as allotments. This most generous gift will ensure that the common land and open space at Stone Common is preserved from development and remains accessible to all. After public consultation, the Trust adopted a Management Pan for Stone Common in August 2022 (see below).
A public meeting was held in Blaxhall Village Hall on Saturday 20 November 2021, at which members of the local community were invited to share their views and suggestions about the future management by the Trust of the Stone Common land. For a report of the meeting, click here:
And for a full list of all the suggestions made by members of the village community at the public meeting, click here:
A draft Management Plan for Stone Common went out to public consultation in July 2022. The final document was adopted by the Trust in August 2022. You can download it here: