Commentary

27 Effect of statutory prohibitions on entry

COMMONS vol 6(1)B
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27 Effect of statutory prohibitions on entry

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27 Effect of statutory prohibitions on entry

The user during the 20-year period has to be as of right1, ie without force, secrecy or permission. Any period during which access is prohibited to members of the public by any enactment (for example due to foot and mouth disease) is to be disregarded2. This means that when the land is reopened, it is not necessary for another 20 years to elapse before an application can be made for a village green. The running of time is merely halted while the statutory prohibition is in force.

The period

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