Guidance

Common land guidance sheet 2b: Works on Town and Village Greens

Special consent provisions: town and village greens, commons in London Boroughs, schemes of management and greater London Parks.

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Common Land Guidance Sheet 2b

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Detail

This guidance sheet contains information on:

  • what if the land is registered as a town or village green, rather than a common
  • what if the common is regulated by a Scheme of Management made under the Commons Act 1899
  • how do I know if I need Secretary of State consent for works on a scheme common
  • what is the situation for works on scheme commons that are not “restricted” under the section 38(2) definition
  • does the list of works and processes set out in Guidance Sheet 1b apply to scheme commons
  • some works are exempt by order from the section 38 consent process. Do these exemptions apply where the common is subject to a Scheme of Management
  • is it possible to make a new Scheme of Management
  • what if the common is controlled and managed by a London borough council
  • how does a London local authority apply under article 12 of the Greater London Parks and Open Spaces Order 1967, and what process is involved
  • how does a London local authority apply under article 17 of the Greater London Parks and Open Spaces Order 1967, and what process is involved