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The Commons Act 2006 (Commencement No. 5 and Transitional Provisions (Wales) and Commencement No. 4 (Wales) (Amendment)) Order 2017

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Title, interpretation and application

1.—(1) The title of this Order is the Commons Act 2006 (Commencement No. 5 and Transitional Provisions (Wales) and Commencement No. 4 (Wales) (Amendment)) Order 2017.

(2) In this Order—

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

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

(3) This Order applies in relation to Wales.

Provisions coming into force

2.  The following provisions of the 2006 Act come into force on 20 September 2017—

(a)section 20(1) (inspection); and

(b)section 21(1) (official copies).

Provisions coming into force for all remaining purposes

3.  The following provisions of the 2006 Act come into force for all remaining purposes on 20 September 2017—

(a)section 20(2) and (3) (inspection); and

(b)section 21(2) and (3) (official copies).

Transitional provisions

4.—(1) In relation to any area in Wales, references in sections 20(1) and 21(1) of the 2006 Act to a register of common land or town or village greens are, until the coming into force of section 1 of the 2006 Act in relation to that area, to be taken as references to such a register maintained under sections 1 and 3 of the 1965 Act.

(2) In relation to any area in Wales, sections 20 and 21 of the 2006 Act and any regulations made under those provisions are, until the coming into force of section 1 of the 2006 Act in relation to that area, to apply as if, in section 61(2)(b) of the 2006 Act, for the words “Part 1 of this Act” there were substituted “sections 1 and 3 of the Commons Registration Act 1965”.

Amendment of the Commons Act 2006 (Commencement No. 4) (Wales) Order 2017

5.—(1) With effect from 20 September 2017, the Commons Act 2006 (Commencement No. 4) (Wales) Order 2017(2) is amended as follows.

(2) After article 3 add—

Extension of application of sections 19 and 22 of, and Schedule 2 to, the 2006 Act

4.(1) In relation to any area in Wales, references in sections 19 and 22 of, and Schedule 2 to, the 2006 Act and any regulations made under those provisions, to a register of common land or town or village greens are, until the coming into force of section 1 of the 2006 Act in relation to that area, to be taken as references to such a register maintained under sections 1 and 3 of the 1965 Act.

(2) In relation to any area in Wales, sections 19 and 22 of, and Schedule 2 to, the 2006 Act and any regulations made under those provisions, are, until the coming into force of section 1 of the 2006 Act in relation to that area, to apply as if, in section 61(2)(b) of the 2006 Act, for the words “Part 1 of this Act” there were substituted “sections 1 and 3 of the Commons Registration Act 1965”.

Lesley Griffiths

Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, one of the Welsh Ministers

18 September 2017

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