997. Commons vested in the National Trust.

997.     Commons vested in the National Trust.

The National Trust1 must keep any land registered as common land2, and certain other land3, vested in it uninclosed and unbuilt on as open spaces for the recreation and enjoyment of the public4; and must prevent, resist and abate, by all lawful means, all inclosures and encroachments on the property or attempts to do so or to appropriate the soil, timber or roads for any purpose inconsistent with the National Trust Act 19075. The trust also has the following powers in relation to such lands:


    (1)     to plant, drain, level