Landowners can submit statements to us, 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 say that we must establish and maintain a register of such applications.
Applicants must complete application form CA16 as prescribed by Schedule 1 to the 2013 Regulations.
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. It must also be signed 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.
Our application fees
Landowners Statement applications under section 15A(1) of the Commons Act 2006 cost £320.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out the fees for the following:
- Statement under section 31(6) of the Highways Act 1980
- Declaration under section 31(6) of the Highways Act 1980
On receipt of the application, we will check whether the application has been ‘duly made’:
- 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
Contact us to view the paper register.
Submit your application
Landowner Statements under section 15A of the Commons Act 2006 must be submitted to the postal address on this page.
Statements or Declarations under section 31(6) of the Highways Act 1980 must be submitted to:
Public Rights of Way
1 Union Street
Combined applications must to be submitted to the postal address on this page.