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RIGHTS OF ACCESS (added 1 March 2003)


We have received a copy of a document which has the grand title :

Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000: Section68

Non-Statutory Guidance Note on the vehicular access across common and other land (England) regulations 2002

Statutory Instrument 2002 No. 1711

It is not as daunting as it sounds and is written in plain English. It runs to 18 pages and includes 49 frequently asked questions on this subject. It is very informative but any one reading it will understand that it is a complex subject, and why the Parish Council cannot give advice on an individual case.

Enquiries on the content (but not case specific advice) should be addressed to:

The Common Land Branch, Zone 1/05 Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6EB. Tel. 0117 372 8520 or 6266.

E-mail: commons.villagegreen@defra.gsi.gov.uk

Our thanks to Derek Blades for this information


Note added 2 November 2005:


In The Sunday Telegraph of Oct. 23rd 2005 there was an article about a person who had been having problems establishing a right of access across land owned by The National Trust. He eventually got it after a protracted delay. Residents of the Minnis should note that the procedure, if there are no snags, will take at least 3 months.


The useful information is that The Land Registry has a Practice Guide 52 on this subject and can be viewed at www.landregistry.gov.uk

See also the Guide for new residents- pdf file - click to download file

Legal requests relating to access across Stelling Minnis Common should be taken up with your own Solicitor and not made of the Parish Council, Minnis Managers or Charles Gooch of Savills.

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