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The Deregistration and Exchange of Common Land and Greens (Procedure) (Wales) Regulations 2012

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2.—(1) These Regulations apply to applications to the Welsh Ministers under section 16 of the 2006 Act for the deregistration, or the deregistration and exchange, of land registered as common land or as a town or village green.

(2) In these Regulations—

“the 2006 Act” (“Deddf 2006”) means the Commons Act 2006;

“the determining authority” (“yr awdurdod sy'n penderfynu” ) means—

(a)

the Welsh Ministers, where they are exercising functions in relation to the determination of an application under section 16 of the 2006 Act; or

(b)

a person who is exercising functions in relation to the determination of such an application pursuant to an appointment under regulation 3(1) (other than an inspector who is appointed to carry out a hearing, inquiry or site inspection but not to determine an application);

“electronic communication” (“cyfathrebiad electronig”) has the meaning given in section 15(1) of the Electronic Communications Act 2000(1);

“inspector” (“arolygydd”) means—

(a)

where the Welsh Ministers are the determining authority, a person appointed by the Welsh Ministers to carry out a hearing, inquiry or site inspection; or

(b)

where another person is the determining authority, the person who conducts a hearing, inquiry or site inspection;

“notice of application” (“hysbysiad o gais”) means a notice containing the details specified in regulation 7(2);

“register” (“cofrestr”) means a register of common land or a register of town or village greens, and “registered” (“cofrestredig”) and “registration” (“cofrestriad”) are to be interpreted accordingly.

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2000 c. 7. The definition of “electronic communication” was amended by the Communications Act 2003 (c. 21), Schedule 17, paragraph 158.

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