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[F115ARegistration of greens: statement by ownerE+W

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(1)Where the owner of any land F2... to which this Part applies deposits with the commons registration authority a statement in the prescribed form, the statement is to be regarded, for the purposes of section 15, as bringing to an end any period during which persons have indulged as of right in lawful sports and pastimes on the land to which the statement relates.

(2)Subsection (1) does not prevent a new period commencing.

(3)A statement under subsection (1) must be accompanied by a map in the prescribed form identifying the land to which the statement relates.

(4)An owner of land may deposit more than one statement under subsection (1) in respect of the same land.

(5)If more than one statement is deposited in respect of the same land, a later statement (whether or not made by the same person) may refer to the map which accompanied an earlier statement and that map is to be treated, for the purposes of this section, as also accompanying the later statement.

(6)Where a statement is deposited under subsection (1), the commons registration authority must take the prescribed steps in relation to the statement and accompanying map and do so in the prescribed manner and within the prescribed period (if any).

(7)Regulations may make provision—

(a)for a statement required for the purposes of this section to be combined with a statement or declaration required for the purposes of section 31(6) of the Highways Act 1980;

(b)for the requirement in subsection (3) to be satisfied by the statement referring to a map previously deposited under section 31(6) of the Highways Act 1980;

(c)as to the fees payable in relation to the depositing of a statement under subsection (1) (including provision for a fee payable under the regulations to be determined by the commons registration authority);

(d)as to when a statement under subsection (1) is to be regarded as having been deposited with the commons registration authority.

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(9) In this section “ prescribed ” means prescribed in regulations. ]

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F1Ss. 15A , 15B inserted (25.6.2013 for specified purposes, 1.10.2013 in so far as not already in force) by Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 (c. 27), ss. 15, 35(1); S.I. 2013/1488, art. 4(b); S.I. 2013/1766, art. 3(b)

F2Words in s. 15A(1) omitted (6.9.2015 for specified purposes, 22.10.2018 in so far as not already in force) by virtue of Planning (Wales) Act 2015 (anaw 4), ss. 52(2), 58(2)(b)(4)(b); S.I. 2018/1022, art. 2(a)

F3S. 15A(8) omitted (6.9.2015 for specified purposes, 22.10.2018 in so far as not already in force) by virtue of Planning (Wales) Act 2015 (anaw 4), ss. 52(3), 58(2)(b)(4)(b); S.I. 2018/1022, art. 2(a)

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