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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part 1 Registration

    1. Introductory

      1. 1.Registers of common land and greens

      2. 2.Purpose of registers

      3. 3.Content of registers

      4. 4.Commons registration authorities

      5. 5.Land to which Part 1 applies

    2. Registration of rights of common

      1. 6.Creation

      2. 7.Variation

      3. 8.Apportionment

      4. 9.Severance

      5. 10.Attachment

      6. 11.Re-allocation of attached rights

      7. 12.Transfer of rights in gross

      8. 13.Surrender and extinguishment

    3. Registration, deregistration and exchange of land

      1. 14.Statutory dispositions

      2. 15.Registration of greens

      3. 16.Deregistration and exchange: applications

      4. 17.Deregistration and exchange: orders

    4. Conclusiveness and correction of the registers

      1. 18.Conclusiveness

      2. 19.Correction

    5. Information etc

      1. 20.Inspection

      2. 21.Official copies

    6. Transitory and transitional provision

      1. 22.Non-registration or mistaken registration under the 1965 Act

      2. 23.Transitional

    7. Supplementary

      1. 24.Applications etc

      2. 25.Electronic registers

  3. Part 2 Management

    1. Commons councils

      1. 26.Establishment

      2. 27.Procedure for establishment

    2. Status and constitution of commons councils

      1. 28.Status

      2. 29.Constitution

      3. 30.Constitution: supplementary

    3. Functions of commons councils

      1. 31.Functions

      2. 32.Ancillary powers

      3. 33.Consent

      4. 34.Enforcement of rules

      5. 35.Rules: supplementary

    4. Commons councils: supplementary

      1. 36.Consequential provision

      2. 37.Variation and revocation of establishment orders

  4. Part 3 Works

    1. 38.Prohibition on works without consent

    2. 39.Consent: general

    3. 40.Consent: procedure

    4. 41.Enforcement

    5. 42.Schemes

    6. 43.Power to exempt

    7. 44.Supplementary

  5. Part 4 Miscellaneous

    1. Intervention powers

      1. 45.Powers of local authorities over unclaimed land

      2. 46.Powers relating to unauthorised agricultural activities

    2. Abolition of powers of approvement and inclosure etc

      1. 47.Approvement

      2. 48.Inclosure

      3. 49.Notice of inclosure

    3. Commons Act 1899

      1. 50.Schemes under the Commons Act 1899

    4. Vehicular access

      1. 51.Vehicular access

  6. Part 5 Supplementary and general

    1. Amendments and repeals

      1. 52.Minor and consequential amendments

      2. 53.Repeals

      3. 54.Power to amend enactments relating to common land or greens

      4. 55.Power to amend enactments conferring functions on national authorities

    2. Commencement and transitional provision

      1. 56.Commencement

      2. 57.Severance: transitional

      3. 58.Natural England

    3. General

      1. 59.Orders and regulations

      2. 60.Crown application

      3. 61.Interpretation

      4. 62.Short title

      5. 63.Extent

  7. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Authorised severance

      1. Severance by transfer to public bodies

        1. 1.(1) A right of common to which section 9 applies...

      2. Temporary severance by letting or leasing

        1. 2.(1) A right of common to which section 9 applies...

      3. Severance authorised by order

        1. 3.(1) The appropriate national authority may by order make provision...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Non-registration or mistaken registration under the 1965 Act

      1. Introductory

        1. 1.In this Schedule “the 1965 Act” means the Commons Registration...

      2. Non-registration of common land

        1. 2.(1) If a commons registration authority is satisfied that any...

      3. Non-registration of town or village green

        1. 3.(1) If a commons registration authority is satisfied that any...

      4. Waste land of a manor not registered as common land

        1. 4.(1) If a commons registration authority is satisfied that any...

      5. Town or village green wrongly registered as common land

        1. 5.(1) If a commons registration authority is satisfied that any...

      6. Buildings registered as common land

        1. 6.(1) If a commons registration authority is satisfied that any...

      7. Other land wrongly registered as common land

        1. 7.(1) If a commons registration authority is satisfied that any...

      8. Buildings registered as town or village green

        1. 8.(1) If a commons registration authority is satisfied that any...

      9. Other land wrongly registered as town or village green

        1. 9.(1) If a commons registration authority is satisfied that any...

      10. Costs

        1. 10.(1) Regulations may make provision as to the payment of...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Registration: transitional provision

      1. Interpretation

        1. 1.In this Schedule “the 1965 Act” means the Commons Registration...

      2. Transitional period for updating registers

        1. 2.(1) Regulations may make provision for commons registration authorities, during...

        2. 3.At the end of the transitional period, any right of...

        3. 4.(1) Regulations may make provision for commons registration authorities to...

        4. 5.Regulations under paragraph 2 or 4 may in particular include...

      3. Effect of repeals

        1. 6.The repeal by this Act of section 1(2)(b) of the...

        2. 7.The repeal by this Act of section 21(1) of the...

      4. Ownership of common land or town or village green

        1. 8.(1) Where the ownership of any land is registered in...

      5. Vesting of unclaimed land

        1. 9.(1) The repeal by this Act of section 8 of...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Works: supplementary

      1. Metropolitan commons

        1. 1.In section 5 of the Metropolitan Commons Act 1866 (c....

        2. 2.(1) The Schedule to the Ministry of Housing and Local...

      2. National Trust property

        1. 3.(1) Section 29 of the National Trust Act 1907 (c....

        2. 4.(1) Section 23 of the National Trust Act 1971 (c....

      3. New parishes

        1. 5.In section 15 of the New Parishes Measure 1943 (No....

      4. Transitional provision

        1. 6.In its application to any works carried out on or...

        2. 7.The prohibition in section 38(1) does not apply to works...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Minor and consequential amendments

      1. Countryside Act 1968 (c. 41)

        1. 1.(1) The Countryside Act 1968 is amended as follows.

      2. Animals Act 1971 (c. 22)

        1. 2.In section 11 of the Animals Act 1971, for the...

      3. Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (c. 69)

        1. 3.In section 52(2C) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981—...

      4. Norfolk and Suffolk Broads Act 1988 (c. 4)

        1. 4.In Schedule 3 to the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads Act...

      5. Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 (c. 33)

        1. 5.In section 61(9) of the Criminal Justice and Public Order...

      6. Environment Act 1995 (c. 25)

        1. 6.In Schedule 9 to the Environment Act 1995, in paragraph...

      7. Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (c. 37)

        1. 7.(1) The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 is...

      8. Land Registration Act 2002 (c. 9)

        1. 8.(1) The Land Registration Act 2002 is amended as follows....

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      Repeals

      1. Part 1 Repeals relating to registration

      2. Part 2 Repeals relating to works

      3. Part 3 Repeals relating to approvement and inclosure

      4. Part 4 Repeal relating to schemes under the Commons Act 1899

      5. Part 5 Repeal relating to vehicular access

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