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Common Land and Village Greens


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The Council maintains details of all commons and village greens on registers, which are open to public inspection.
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Common Land is subject to "rights of common" such as right to graze stock or right to collect wood or turf. These rights are not enjoyed by the public at large but by designated commoners, usually by the rights being attached to the property they occupy, often adjoining a Common.

Since 1996, the Common Land Register is maintained within the Local Land Charges Unit. The register of commons can be viewed at this office.

Until 5th May 2017 we worked under legislation brought about by the Commons Registration Act 1965. From 5th May 2017 members of the public are now able to apply to make changes to the Register of Common Land in Wales, if they believe that it is incorrect and have evidence to support that.

A variety of applications are now available for making applications to amend or correct the commons and greens registers under the Commons Act 2006. In most cases a fee will be payable. Please see the Application Fees below for more details.

Application Forms

To apply to amend the common land and town or village registers please visit the Welsh Government website, and download the relevant forms.

You are strongly advised to read the guidance to applicants in the above link.

Once you have completed the forms, please send them to:

Postal Address:

Claire Scott-Jones Conwy
Local Land Charges
Conwy County Borough Council
PO BOX 1
CONWY
LL30 9GN
or email commonsandgreens@conwy.gov.uk


Visit us at:

Local Land Charges
Conwy County Borough Council
Coed Pella
Conway Road
Colwyn Bay
CONWY
LL29 7AZ
or e-mail commonsandgreens@conwy.gov.uk

 

Application Fees

This page explains the fees payable to Conwy County Borough Council as the commons registration authority for the county of Conwy.

Provision under, or for the purposes   of which, the application is madePurpose of applicationConwy County Borough Council Application Fee
Section 19 (2) (a) or (c) of the 2006 Act correction of a mistake made by registration authority or removing a duplicate entry from the register.  No fee
Section 19 (2) (b) of the 2006 Act correction, for a purpose described in section 19(2)(b) £306
Section 19 (2) (d) or (e) of the 2006 Act correction, to update the details of any name or address, or to take account of accretion or diluvion. £51
Schedule 2, paragraph 2 or 3, to the 2006 Act non-registration of common land or town or village green No fee
Schedule 2, paragraph 4, to the 2006 Act waste land of a manor not registered as common land No fee
Schedule 2, paragraph 5, to the 2006 Act town or village green wrongly registered as common land No fee
Schedule 2, paragraphs 6 - 9, to the 2006 Act deregistration of certain land registered as common land or as a town or village green £2,040
Regulation 53 The provision of office copies (per register unit) £25.50
Section 15 (1) of the 2006 Act registration of a new town or village green, other than by the owner No fee
Section 15 (8) of the 2006 Act registration of a new town or village green No fee

 

 

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