Common Land and Town and Village Greens

Cornwall Council is the registration authority for common land and town and village greens in Cornwall.

Prior to 1 October 2008 we worked under legislation brought about by the Commons Registration Act 1965. Under this legislation there is approximately 25,000 acres of common land in about 300 register units, and 55 registered units of town or village greens. This equates to 3% of the land in Cornwall, equalling the 3% of land in England registered as common land.

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