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The Commons Act 2006 (Correction, Non-Registration or Mistaken Registration) (Wales) Regulations 2017

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2.—(1) In these Regulations—

“the 1965 Act” (“Deddf 1965”) means the Commons Registration Act 1965(1);

“the 1966 Regulations” (“Rheoliadau 1966”) means the Commons Registration (General) Regulations 1966(2);

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

“application” (“cais”) means an application to a registration authority under section 19 of, or Schedule 2 to, the 2006 Act or under these Regulations to amend its register;

“appointed person” (“person penodedig”) means a person or persons appointed in accordance with regulation 4;

“commons council” (“cyngor tiroedd comin”) means a body established by Order under section 26 of the 2006 Act;

“the determining authority” (“yr awdurdod sy’n dyfarnu”) means—

(a)

the appointed person in relation to an application or proposal which has been referred to such person pursuant to regulation 15(2); or

(b)

in relation to any other application or proposal, the registration authority which is required to determine the application or proposal in accordance with regulation 15(1);

“electronic communication” (“cyfathrebiad electronig”) has the meaning given in section 15(1) of the Electronic Communications Act 2000(3);

“inspector” (“arolygydd”), except in regulation 4, means a person appointed by the determining authority to conduct a public inquiry, hearing or site inspection in relation to an application or proposal;

“local authority” (“awdurdod lleol”) means—

(a)

a county council;

(b)

a county borough council;

(c)

a community council; or

(d)

a National Park authority;

“notice of application” (“hysbysiad o gais”) means a notice containing the details specified in regulation 12(1);

“proposal” (“cynnig”) means a proposal by a registration authority to amend a register on its own initiative pursuant to—

(a)

section 19 of the 2006 Act; or

(b)

Schedule 2 to the 2006 Act;

“referring authority” (“yr awdurdod sy’n cyfeirio”) means, in relation to an application or proposal which has been referred to an appointed person pursuant to regulation 15(2), the registration authority which referred it;

“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;

“registered land” (“tir wedi ei gofrestru”) means land registered as common land or as a town or village green;

“register unit” (“uned gofrestr”) means, in respect of any land registered in a register, the sum of that land’s registration in the land section and the rights section of the register and, if the registration was made under regulations under the 1965 Act, the ownership section of that register;

“registration authority” (“awdurdod cofrestru”) means a commons registration authority.

(2) These Regulations apply in relation to any application or proposal.

(3)

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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