chapter  2
If the facts of High Trees arose again today, would recourse to equity still be necessary?
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This was an action for a declaration that the plaintiff had a right of access over the defendants’ land in order to reach one of his plots which no longer had an access owing to the sale of part of his land. The plaintiff claimed that he would not have gone ahead with the sale of part of his property if the council representative had not given the clear impression in discussions that the plaintiff would be granted access at point B. The council at first left a gap at point B, but later fenced it off, denying the plaintiff access unless he paid £3,000 for such a right. The Court of Appeal granted the declaration.