Leicestershire & Rutland
Association of Local Councils

Supporting Local Councils in Leicestershire & Rutland

Jubilee Hall

Chief Executive: Jake Atkinson
Jubilee Hall, Stadon Road
Anstey, Leicester LE7 7AY

Tel: 0116 235 3800

Common Land and Village Greens

Course Tutor

Roger Taylor is a Consultant at Wellers Hedleys Solicitors, a firm based in Surrey which has an extensive practice dealing with Parish and Town Councils in England. He lectures on subjects such as Common Land, Village Greens and Charitable Trusts and on other matters relating to the practice and procedure of Parish and Town Councils for a number of County Associations.

Course Overview

This course provides delegates with the training they need to deal effectively with the management of Common Land and Village Greens, providing historical background and detail on the legislation, duties and procedures involved with the management of these open space areas.

Who is this course for?

All town, parish or community clerks, other staff members or councillors involved with or keen to know more about Common Land and Village Greens.

Course outline:

The course content includes:

  • The historical context.
  • Types of Common and Rights of Commoners.
  • Ownership of Common land and establishing title.
  • Can new registered Common land be created?
  • The Commons Act 2006 in context.
  • Management of Common land.
  • Is ownership a prerequisite to management.
  • Carrying out works on Common land.
  • The role of DEFRA and the Planning inspectorate.
  • Enforcement against unauthorised works.
  • Can Common land be de-registered?
  • Exchange of land - criteria and procedure.

Cost: £45 per delegate (members), £120 per delegate (non-members) including buffet lunch.

Date: 17th January 2019, 10am - 3pm

Venue: Jubilee Hall, Anstey