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We are aware that local people are concerned at our application to re-register a small area of land at Carn Brea in Cornwall as common land.
In fact, registration of the land as common will have no adverse effect on Carn Brea castle, the restaurant or people’s use or enjoyment of them. The registration will merely secure the status quo since the public already enjoys access here. The owners will still have control of their property including the car park.
The purpose of registration is to ensure that the land is protected as common should it change hands and become at risk of enclosure or development.
The application was researched by Tomas Hill, our local consultant, who has enjoyed the free use of the land since childhood.
The society was involved in the original registration of common land under the Commons Registration Act 1965 and is now endeavouring to secure those commons which were wrongly omitted from the registers in the early 1970s. Cornwall is one of a few areas where it is possible to re-register lost commons, but the deadline for applications is 31 December 2020. The society is running a project to save lost commons before it is too late.