Guidance

Appropriation or compulsory purchase of certain types of land, including common land or town or village green

Section 19 of the Acquisition of Land Act 1981 - common land

Documents

Section 19 certificate applications guidance booklet

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Appropriation or compulsory purchase of certain types of land, including common land or town or village green, must be subject to special parliamentary procedure unless a certificate is obtained from the Secretary of State confirming that suitable exchange land is to be given for the land taken, or that the giving of exchange land is unnecessary.

There is no application form, applications should be made by letter.

DCLG guidance on Compulsory purchase process and the Crichel Down Rules

Published 1 January 2015
Last updated 18 January 2016 + show all updates
  1. Section 19 guidance updated and DCLG compulsory purchase guidance added.
  2. First published.