The devil certainly is in the detail with this one I'm afraid. No they didn't take title for the piece of land but they took some responsibility (very little). The piece of land was what was being used as the office and yard area for the site. Approx. 5 years later when the site was finished the builders left. The Parish Council, when requested by a few of the adjacent residents, asked the District Council to issue a Breach of Condition notice. The District Council obliged with the three letters. The Breach of a Condition of Planning. The serious Breach of a Condition of Planning. And the serious Breach of a Condition of Planning enforcement action will be taken. The last letter resulted in a letter from the builders stating and I quote 'we gave the Parish Council £10,000.00'. Apparently the Parish Council had forgotten AS YOU DO. When the District Council then wrote to the Parish Council informing them that as they had taken the money they were now liable to landscape the area as per the plan, despite not remembering what the £10,000.00 was for, every one of them all of a sudden had a lightbulb moment and remembered the 'gentlemans agreement' that they had made with the builders for the area not to be landscaped. Being brutally honest with you we are now stuck with a house we cannot sell. Along with the understanding that you have more protection when you are buying a pair of tights in Tesco, than you do a property when Parish Councils get involved. Anymore thoughts??