A court judgement on the future of Maesglas play area in Cardigan is due any day.
Ceredigion councillors were told at this week's full council meeting that a judgement was "imminent" from the Supreme Court.
Councillors gave the go-ahead for land at Maes y Deri in Talybont to be registered as a village green - but officers were quizzed as to what was happening at Maesglas.
Residents in Maesglas are fighting plans by housing association Tai Ceredigion to build on the estate's play area. An application is also in the pipeline to get the site registered as a village green.
"I am surprised that we haven't had an update on Maesglas as both applications came before us in December 2012," said Cllr Elizabeth Evans.
The council's solicitors said that there were "different legal considerations" for Maesglas.
"I don't think we should be held hostage to case law," said Cllr Evans.
But the solicitors said the application couldn't be determined until after the Supreme Court judgement.
"I would like an update to the council on the Supreme Court decision as soon as it is made," said Cllr Evans.
It was agreed that the council would be given an update as soon as possible.