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Statutory Instruments

1966 No. 1470

COMMON, ENGLAND

The Commons Registration (Time Limits) Order 1966

Made

24th November 1966

Laid before Parliament

30th November 1966

Coming into operation

2nd January 1967

The Minister of Land and Natural Resources in exercise of the powers conferred on him by sections 1(2) and 4(6) of the Commons Registration Act 1965 (hereinafter called “the Act”), and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Order:—

Title and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Commons Registration (Time Limits) Order 1966, and shall come into operation on 2nd January 1967.

Time limits for registrations

2.  The period referred to in section 1(2) of the Act (which provides that after the end of such period, not being less than three years from the commencement of the Act, as the Minister may by order determine, no land capable of being registered under the Act shall be deemed to be common land or a town or village green unless it is so registered, and no rights of common shall be exercisable over any such land unless they are registered either under the Act or under the Land Registration Acts 1925 and 1936) shall begin on 2nd January 1967 and end on 31st March 1970.

Time limit for applications

3.  An application for registration under section 4 of the Act (which provides for the registration of land as common land or as a town or village green and for the registration of rights of common over and of claims to the ownership of such land) shall not be entertained if made after 2nd January 1970.

In Witness whereof the official seal of the Minister of Land and Natural Resources is hereunto affixed on 24th November 1966.

L.S.

F.T. Willey

Minister of Land and Natural Resources

EXPLANATORY NOTE

This Order provides for registration under the Commons Registration Act 1965 to begin on 2nd January 1967 and end on 31st March 1970, but fixes 2nd January 1970 as the last date for making applications for registration.