Redcar and Cleveland Council is confident it will be able to continue with its multi-million pound plans for the Coatham Links development if an independent inspector's recommendation is accepted.
Inspector Vivian Chapman has produced a 53-page report following a six-day public inquiry into an application by four local residents asking that land they know as Coatham Common be designated a village green.
He has set out three legal reasons why the application should fail - and is now recommending that the Council, as the registration authority, should reject the application.
The inspector's report and recommendation will be considered by the Council's Village Greens Committee, which meets on Tuesday, March 28, at 10am at Eston Town Hall.
A full copy of the inspector's report is available on the Council's website, www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk.