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Works on Common land and Deregistering Common Land: guidance

Works on common land and deregistering common or village green land

Works on Common land

Certain types of works on common land need the Secretary of State’s consent under Section 38 of the Commons Act 2006, while other types of work can be carried out without consent because they are exempt. Some works are unlikely to be granted consent under Section 38 – an alternative option would be to seek consent to deregister the common (or part of it). It is ultimately up to the applicant to determine whether consent is needed; please see the guidance sheets Nos 1 to 13 listed below.

The application form and guidance notes on how to complete the form for consent under Section 38 to carry out works on common land.

Deregistering Common Land or a Village Green

The application form and guidance notes on how to complete the form regarding deregistering common land or a village green (under Section 16).

Guidance on carrying out works on common land

  1. Common land guidance sheet 1a: consent to construct works on common land
  2. Common land guidance sheet 1b: works and processes that do not need Section 38 consent
  3. Common land guidance sheet 1c: works exempt from Section 38 consent process
  4. Common land guidance sheet 2a: special consent provisions for National Trust commons
  5. Common land guidance sheet 2b: Works on Town and Village Greens
  6. Common land guidance sheet 2c: works and schemes of management
  7. Common land guidance sheet 2d: London Borough commons
  8. Common land guidance sheet 3: inquiries and hearings
  9. Common land guidance sheet 4: car parks, access roads, tracks and footpaths
  10. Common land guidance sheet 5: maintaining and extending existing works
  11. Common land guidance sheet 6: Section 38 consent dealing with modifications and conditions
  12. Common land guidance sheet 7: applications to vary or revoke a modification or condition
  13. Common land guidance sheet 9: works that are exempt from the Section 38 controls under section 38(6)
  14. Common land guidance sheet 8: SSSI and European sites
  15. Common land guidance sheet 10: highways and cattle grids
  16. Common land guidance sheet 11: rights of way
  17. Common land guidance sheet 12: enforcement against unlawful works
  18. Common land guidance sheet 13: Privacy Policy
Published 1 January 2015
Last updated 15 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. Introduction wording updated.
  2. Guidance sheet 13 added to collection
  3. First published.