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 how many applications for the registration of town and village greens were rejected by commons registration authorities in each of the last 10 years.

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

The figures in the following table are estimates derived from surveys of commons registration authorities in England, and scaled up accordingly. The data include applications rejected under both section 15(1) of the Commons Act 2006, and section 13(b) of the Commons Registration Act 1965. There are no national data available for 2000-02.

Number of applications rejected
2009(1) 79
2008 52
2007 35
2006 16
2005 22
2004 29
2003 30
(1) To end of September.

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