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The Commons Act 2006 (Commencement No. 6) (England) Order 2011

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Commons Act 2006 (Commencement No. 6) (England) Order 2011.

(2) In this Order “the pilot areas” means the registration areas in England, as at 1st October 2008, of the commons registration authorities specified in the Schedule to the Commons Act 2006 (Commencement No. 4 and Savings) (England) Order 2008(1).

(3) This Order applies in relation to England.

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2.  The following provisions of the Commons Act 2006 come into force on 31st October 2011—

(a)in Schedule 5 (minor and consequential amendments) —

(i)the entries in paragraphs 1, 2 and 5; and

(ii)in relation to the pilot areas, the entries in paragraphs 3, 6(b), 7(2) to (4) (and 7(1) in so far as it relates to paragraph 7(2) to (4)), and 8; and

(b)section 52 in so far as it relates to those entries.

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3.—(1) Paragraph (2) applies in relation to any relevant land before the commencement of section 1 of the Commons Act 2006 in respect of the land in question.

(2) In the provisions mentioned in paragraph (3), as they apply in relation to such land, the references to a register kept under Part 1 are to be read as referring to the appropriate register maintained under section 3(1) of the Commons Registration Act 1965(2).

(3) The provisions referred to in paragraph (2) are —

(a)the definitions of “common land” in —

(i)section 9(6) of the Countryside Act 1968(3);

(ii)section 11 of the Animals Act 1971(4); and

(iii)section 61(9) of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994(5); and

(b)the definition of “town or village green” in section 11 of the Animals Act 1971.

(4) In this article —

(a)“Part 1” means Part 1 of the Commons Act 2006; and

(b)“relevant land” means land in England to which Part 1 applies(6).

Richard Benyon

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

10th October 2011

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