Policy paper

Common land consents policy

Setting out what should be considered when making a decision on consents for common land, town or village greens.


Common land consents policy


This document sets out the Secretary of State’s policy for casework related to common land and town or village greens in England. This includes applications for:

  • deregistration
  • consent for works

The Planning Inspectorate uses this policy to make decisions on the Secretary of State’s behalf.

Published 16 November 2015