For information about who is entitled to use land registered as common land or town/village green please see the Common land and village greens page on the GOV.UK website.
The council holds a register of common land and town and village greens within Cambridgeshire which can be seen on this interactive online map.
If you want to register land as a town or village green please complete the registration application form and provide evidence of public use to support your application using the registration user evidence form
For further guidance please visit the Defra website.
Please note that commons within Peteborough are registered by Peterborough City Council.
Section 19(2)(a) and paragraphs 6 to 9 of Schedule 2 of the Commons Act 2006 enable applications to be made to correct mistakes and to remove buildings/land that were wrongly registered from the registers of Common Land and Town/Village Greens.
You are strongly advised to read the Guidance to Applicants on the Gov.uk website before making an application. Your application should be submitted with evidence that shows how the mistake or error was originally made.
A fee is payable for applications under paragraphs 6 to 9 of Schedule 2 and this should be included with the application. This fee is currently set at £3000.
There is no fee for applications made under section 19(2)a. Please note that if objections are received to your application, it may be referred to the Planning Inspectorate for determination.
Additional fees are charged by the Planning Inspectorate of between £2800 and £3400 and full details of these are available here.
Completed applications should be sent to [email protected] or:
Highway Asset Management
Box No. SH1313
Cambridgeshire County Council
Current applications to rectify Commons and Village Green Register
There are no current applications at present.
For commercial companies and individuals wishing to apply for a highway, public rights of way or common land and town/village green search please go to Highway Searches.