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Landowner statements

Under sections 15A and 15B of the 2006 Act a landowner may deposit with the Authority a ‘landowner statement’ and map in respect of their land which brings to an end any period of recreational use ‘as of right’ over the land to which the statement and map relate.

Guidance as to the legislation governing the new sections 15A-C of the 2006 Act [external link]

The forms to be completed are contained in the schedule to The Commons (Registration of Town or Village Greens) and Dedicated Highways (Landowner Statements and Declarations) (England) Regulations 2013 [pdf document, external link]

Applications are to be submitted to: The Registrar of Common Land and Village Greens, Local Land Charges Section, Darlington Borough Council, Town Hall, Darlington DL1 5QT.

All applications must be accompanied by an administration fee of £220 which is non-returnable.

Register of Statements made by a landowner under Section 15A (1) of the Commons Act 2006

Whessoe Parish

Land at Harrowgate Hill [pdf document]

Location of the registers

The Register of Common Land and Town or Village Greens and the Register of section 15A statements can be viewed in person at the Local Land Charges Service at the Town Hall, Darlington DL1 5QT.

The registers are available for public inspection on Mondays to Fridays (except public holidays) between 9:15am and 4pm by prior appointment. Appointments can be made on 01325 405464.

Pending applications

There are currently no pending applications.

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