A practical guide for those wishing to carry out a lawful operation on a common and those who want to defend a common against unlawful or undesirable operations. This guide should be of interest to four main classes of reader:
those who enjoy the open character of a common and believe it should be kept clear of encroachments except where an essential need cannot be met otherwise;
owners and managers of a common who consider enclosure or other works would enhance the management or public enjoyment of the common;
adjoining owners, prospective developers, utilities and planners who consider that a common provides an opportunity to improve or develop other land or services, possibly to provide a wider public benefit;
those in the legal and property professions who would like pointers to some of the problems that can arise.
For further details, please download our information sheet Works on common land in England