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To lead, give value & help

  • Contact us: sue@haptc.org.uk 07956 590094
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  • See calendar for forthcoming events: CiLCA, End of Year Finance for Clerks/RFOs, Neighbourhood Planning, New Cllr, New Clerk, New Cllr, Chairmanship, New Clerk, Finance, New Cllr
  • The HAPTC Chairman is Cllr Bill Pryce from St Stephen Parish Council
  • The HAPTC office is open 08.30am - 12.30pm weekdays
  • The office staff are Carina Helmn, County Officer and Sue Campbell, Council Development Officer
  • To lead, give value and help

Who should attend?
Councillors, Clerks and anyone with an interest or responsibility within your council for common land or village greens.

Who is presenting?
Kate Ashbrook & Nicola Hodgson from the Open Spaces Society

Is it for you?
Contents:

1. What are commons and village greens, why they are important and relevant legisla­tion
An introduction to common land and village greens, with a brief history including the relevant legislation.

2. Easements over common land and village greens

3. Works on common land and exemptions: Commons Act 2006 part 3
The law for getting consent for works, exemptions, the process for exchange with case study. How to take action against unlawful works.

4. Management: good practice for developing ideas for the management of commons, livestock on commons
Based on A Common Purpose and Finding Common Ground

5. Practical solutions to problems on commons and greens
Eg car-parking, encroachment, access to private property, vegetation

6. New village greens: registering land as a new green
The law and process, including voluntary registration, the Defra review and the Local Green Space Designation in the National Planning Policy Framework

7. Registration: Commons Act 2006 part 1

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