Welsh Government consultation on town and village greens

7 November 2017

The Welsh Government issued a consultation on town and village greens on 23 October 2017.

It is a highly technical document which deals with the proposed content of regulations which will be required to commence sections 52, 53 and Schedule 6 of the Planning (Wales) Act 2015. The regulations will govern the procedure to enable landowners to deposit a statement to bring to the end any period of use for recreation. However it will still be possible, where an applicant can satisfy the criteria to register land as a town or village green, to apply within a specified period following the deposit of a notice.

OSS will be submitting a response and, if any members wish to send comments to us, please do so by 15th December 2017. The closing date for the consultation is 2 February 2017.