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Common Land and Town and Village Greens

Cornwall Council is the registration authority for common land and town and village greens in Cornwall.

Prior to 1 October 2008 we worked under legislation brought about by the Commons Registration Act 1965. Under this legislation there is approximately 25,000 acres of common land in about 300 register units, and 55 registered units of town or village greens. This equates to 3% of the land in Cornwall, equalling the 3% of land in England registered as common land.

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From 1 October 2008 a variety of measures became available for making applications to amend the commons and greens registers under the Commons Act 2006. In most cases a fee will be payable. Please see the Application Fees for more details.

Commons and Village Green applications representations Privacy Notice

A Privacy Notice for people who make representations about Commons and Towns and Village Green applications is available here.

Information on common land in Cornwall can be found using the links below: