Register a village or town green

You can register land as a new town or village green if you can show it's been used by local people for sports and recreation for at least 20 years 'as of right' (without permission, secrecy or force).

If you own the land, you can register it as a new village green voluntarily and don't have to provide any evidence of use.

You can't apply to register a village green if the land's being affected by or identified for development. Check with your local council if you think that's the case.

Before you apply

Check the applications register (PDF, 53.7 KB) to make sure no one else has applied to register the same piece of land.

Application forms

Download the village green application pack (PDF, 262.5 KB) - includes form CA9 and guidance.

Download the village green form (PDF, 220.3 KB) - form only.

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