Commentary

38 Commons councils

COMMONS vol 6(1)B
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38 Commons councils

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E: MANAGEMENT

1: INTRODUCTION

38 Commons councils

On many commons there is a lack of effective management with problems arising from over grazing, and sometimes under grazing. It is also difficult to get agri-environmental funding as all the commoners have to agree to enter the schemes1.

There are two main causes for commons being badly managed: first, the owner is often not known or is absent, taking no interest in the common; and, secondly, many commons do not have commoners’ associations. Even where they do exist, as they are an unincorporated association, there is no power to bind a dissenting majority2.

The Commons Act

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