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Landowner Statements under Section 15A(1) of the Commons Act 2006

Landowners can submit statements to the Registration Authority which would bring to an end any period of recreational use 'as of right' over the land by local inhabitants to which the statement relates.

The regulations also provide that the Commons Registration Authority must establish and maintain a register of such applications containing certain requirements prescribed by the regulations.

 

Application requirements

Applicants must complete application form CA16 as prescribed by Schedule 1 to the 2013 Regulations.


Guidance for applicants
, please read in conjunction with the notes at the beginning of form CA16.

The application form must be signed by every owner (or by their duly authorised representative) of the land to which the application relates who is an individual, and by the secretary or some other duly authorised officer of every owner of land to which the application relates which is a body corporate or an unincorporated association.

The form must be accompanied by an Ordnance map at a scale not less than 1:10,560 (except where the application refers to a map which accompanied a previously deposited statement or declaration with the authority) showing the boundary of the land to which the application relates in coloured edging.

 

Fees

 

Application process

On receipt of the application, we will check whether the application has been ‘duly made’.

An application will be treated as having been ‘duly made’ if it is;

  • In the form prescribed by Schedule 1 to the 2013 Regulations
  • Signed by every owner (or by their duly authorised representative) of the land to which the application relates
  • Accompanied by an Ordnance map at a scale not less than 1:10,560 (except where the application refers to a map which accompanied a previously deposited statement or declaration with us) showing the boundary of the land in coloured edging
  • Accompanied by the correct fee

If the requirements are not met, the application will be returned (we are under no obligation to either acknowledge the ‘application’ or process it further).

If the statement or map in question contains a material error it could invalidate the application, in whole or in part, and any entry made in the register might be removed by us.

In this situation we are required to give 28 days notice of the removal.

If the requirements have been complied with then we will:

  • Accept and acknowledge the application
  • Post a notice at one entry point to each parcel of land
  • Publish the application on the authorities website
  • Send email notifications to every person/organisation who have requested to be informed of applications
  • Ensure that the application is added to the paper register at our offices which is available for viewing

There currently no applications.

View the paper register by appointment, telephone 0114 2734264:

The Registration Authority
Licensing Service
Staniforth Road Depot
Staniforth Road
Sheffield
S9 3HD

 

Submit your application

You must submit your application to the correct department depending on what type of application you are submitting under form CA16.

Landowner Statements under section 15A of the Commons Act 2006 must be submitted to the following address:

The Registration Authority
Licensing Service
Staniforth Road Depot
Staniforth Road
Sheffield
S9 3HD

Statements or Declarations under section 31(6) of the Highways Act 1980 must be submitted to:

Highways Department
Regeneration and Development Services
Howden House
1 Union Street
Sheffield
S1 2SH

Combined applications are to be submitted to the following address:

The Registration Authority
Licensing Service
Staniforth Road Depot
Staniforth Road
Sheffield
S9 3HD

  • Modified: Sep 23, 2016 8:49:26 AM