Trigger events removing the right to apply to register land as a town or village green

The new Growth and Infrastructure Act (GIA) 2013 contains wide-ranging implications for landowners and developers, including the introduction of significant changes to the procedure for registering land as a town or village green (TVG).

Section 16 of the GIA inserted a new Section 15C and Schedule 1A into the Commons Act 2006. The new Schedule 1A prescribes a series of nine occurrences (defined as ‘trigger events’), which, once triggered, will prevent the commons registration authority from registering the affected land as a TVG.

Each trigger event is tied to procedures contained in existing planning or infrastructure legislation, and each may be lost (‘terminated’) following specified further events…

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