Works on Common land
Certain types of works on common land can be carried out without consent from the Secretary of State because they are exempt. Other works will require deregistration of the land, because an application for consent under Section 38 is unlikely to succeed. It is ultimately up to the applicant to determine whether consent is needed, and which part of the legislation applies.
These guidance sheets will help inform that decision.
Deregistering Common or Village Green Land
For guidance regarding deregistering common or village green land (under Section 16), please refer to the guidance notes for the Section 16 application form.