Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pilot
Kent County Council is taking part in a pilot
project that will help to modernise the information in the
Registers of Common Land and Village Greens.
We are one of seven ‘Commons Registration
Authorities’ taking part in the project.
New legislation in Part I of the Commons
Act 2006 means that we can now amend the Registers of
Common Land and Village Greens, making them more up to date and
relevant for day-to-day use.
The new provisions enable applications to be
made for the following purposes:
- 'Contemporary applications' to record an event which has taken
place after 1 October 2008 - for example, to record the creation of
a new right of common to graze animals on registered common
- 'Rectification applications' to correct a mistake or omission
on the Registers - for example, to de-register wrongly registered
common land or village greens
- An initial 'transitional application period' during which
applications may be made for the Registers to be amended to reflect
relevant events that have taken place prior to 1 October 2008, but
have not been formally recorded on the Registers.
The new legislation took effect in Kent on 1 October 2008 and is
due to be rolled out nationally from October 2011.
forms, a list of
default fees and a table of applications (PDF, 159k) are
For the most up-to-date guidance on submitting an application,
please check the Department for Environment, Food and
Rural Affairs website.