Common Land

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered at on 16 November 2010.

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Photo of Alan Keen Alan Keen Labour, Feltham and Heston

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent representations her Department has received on legislation relating to the registration of new town and village greens; whether she plans to review this legislation; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Richard Benyon Richard Benyon The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

A number of representations have been received recently from Members of Parliament, local authorities, and others about the registration of land as town or village greens.

The Government are considering whether change to the greens registration system is required as part of their commitment to create a new designation to protect green areas, and as a response to the Penfold Review, which recommended making changes to the registration system to remove obstacles to development. I hope to make an announcement later this year.

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