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Landowner Deposits

Landowner Deposits made under section 15A(1) of the Commons Act 2006 and section 31(6) of the Highways Act 1980

 

Guidance

The introduction of the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 amended the Commons Act 2006 with respect to the registration of Village Greens. The 2013 Act inserted secton 15A into the 2006 Act allowing landowners to bring to an end any period of recreational use 'as of right' over their land and also inserted section 15B into the 2006 Act introducing a Register in which such deposits are recorded. The 2013 Act also amended the procedure of deposits made under section 31(6) of the Highways Act 1980 in order for landowners to use the same procedures to deposit Landowner Statements, Highways Statements and Highways Declarations. The Regulations prescribing the rules for the aforementioned applications came into force on 01 October 2013.

Further information including downloadable application forms for making deposits are available from the DEFRA website

 

Fees for application deposits:

CA16 Form for a Section 15A(1) Commons Act 2006 Landowner Statement = £538.00

CA16 Form for a Section 31(6) Highway Statement including a follow up Declaration = £494.00

CA16 Form for both a Section 15A(1) Landowner Statement and a Section 31(6) Highway Statement  = £1,032.00

CA16 Form for a Section 31(6) Declaration following a previous deposit prior to 01 October 2013 = £494.00

CA16 Form for both a Section 31(6) Declaration following a previous deposit prior to 01 October 2013 and a Section 15A(1) Landowner Statement = £1,032.00

 

How to make an application and deposit 

Applications should be sent with cheques made payable to 'Essex County Council' to the following address:

Landowner Deposits
C/O Definitive Map & Highway Records Team
Essex Highways
Seax House
2nd Floor Victoria Road South
Chelmsford CM1 1QH
 

If your application includes a deposit made under Section 15A(1) Commons Act 2006 (Landowner Statement), regulations require that notice of the application be posted for not less than 60 days at, or near at least one obvious place of entry to which the application relates. Should you wish the Council to undertake the posting of the notices please advise us within your covering letter and provide a marked plan and description of the most appropriate locations.

 

For further enquiries please email highwayrecords@essexhighways.org 

Or call the general Highways Enquiry number on 0345 603 7631

To search the register please open and use CTRL-F to open the search function 

 

Documents

Register of Landowner DepositsPDF12/07/2019