In England, Part 1 was first implemented in seven Pilot (now ‘Pioneer’) Areas: Cornwall,
Devon, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Lancashire, and Blackburn with Darwen.
These authorities were to test a ‘transitional period’ for updating the registers.
This task was completed in October 2011. It had, meanwhile, been DEFRA’s intention
that the Part 1 provisions should be ‘rolled out’ in three stages across England:
• From October 2010: South East; South West; East of England; London
• From October 2011: West Midlands; North West
• From October 2012: East Midlands; Yorkshire and Humber; North East
However, after a DEFRA review in February 2010, the decision on wider implementation
was postponed. Part 1 was finally extended to Cumbria & North Yorkshire in December
2014, with a partial implementation of the deregistration provisions of Schedule
2 and the powers at s19 for the correction of the registers in the remainder of England.
A map of the above regions (taken from the former Government Regional Offices site)
can be downloaded HERE. For information on the implementation of Part 1 in Wales
Registration Authority Web Pages
The Schedule 2 application process is administered by the relevant Commons Registration
Authority (CRA). Each authority is required to maintain a dedicated Web Page reflecting
its duties under Part 1. Copies of the relevant application forms may be made available
here for downloading, though the official source for these is now the DEFRA Website.
Links to the Authorities where Part 1 has been fully implemented are provided below.
The CRA Contacts List provides details (as at Sept 2016) for all of the English Registration Authorities:
The Search Sheetsavailable on this site provide a list for each county area of the
CL units that may be eligible for re-registration. The Case Assessment Sheets below
offer an initial assessment for the Pioneer Areas − based on the register entries
and (where relevant) the Commons Commissioners’ Decision Letters − of the CL units
that come within the criteria defined by Schedule 2(4)(3)−(5). If this land is still
‘waste land’, and was at some time in the past ‘waste land of a manor’, it satisfies
all of the requirements of Schedule 2(4). In this case, it may now be re-registered
as common land.