Village Greens: Preparing your village green application

When preparing your application, follow the steps below:

  • You will need to show on a map the area you wish to register and the locality or neighbourhood in which those using the green ‘as of right’ live.
  • You will need to show that a significant number of those people who use the land are local people.
  • You will need to show that those using the green have done so without permission, without being stopped or seeing notices which stop them, and without being secretive about it (ie ‘as of right’), and that between them they have done this for a continuous period of 20 years.
  • For information about section 15 of the Commons Act 2006 setting out the criteria for registration of land, please click here.

Please click here to purchase our book, Getting Greens Registered, which is a step-by-step guide to the law and procedure for town and village greens.

A sample evidence questionnaire in support of your town or village green application can be downloaded here:

VG Evidence Questionnaire – Word
VG Evidence Questionnaire – PDF

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