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Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000

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Town and village greens

98Registration of town and village greens

(1)Section 22 of the [1965 c. 64.] Commons Registration Act 1965 (interpretation) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1), in the definition of “town or village green” for the words after “lawful sports and pastimes” there is substituted “or which falls within subsection (1A) of this section.”

(3)After that subsection there is inserted—

(1A)Land falls within this subsection if it is land on which for not less than twenty years a significant number of the inhabitants of any locality, or of any neighbourhood within a locality, have indulged in lawful sports and pastimes as of right, and either—

(a)continue to do so, or

(b)have ceased to do so for not more than such period as may be prescribed, or determined in accordance with prescribed provisions.

(1B)If regulations made for the purposes of paragraph (b) of subsection (1A) of this section provide for the period mentioned in that paragraph to come to an end unless prescribed steps are taken, the regulations may also require registration authorities to make available in accordance with the regulations, on payment of any prescribed fee, information relating to the taking of any such steps..

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