Commentary

90 Access to village greens

COMMONS vol 6(1)B
| Commentary

90 Access to village greens

| Commentary

90 Access to village greens

The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 does not give a right of public access to registered town and village greens as it does to registered commons. However, two changes in the law mean that, in practice, there is a right for the general public to have access to village greens for open-air recreation.

First, where a local or private Act or a scheme under Part I of the Commons Act 1899 confers on the inhabitants of a particular district or neighbourhood a right of access to any land for the purpose of

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