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Application for the Registration of Erw Goch Field

This consultation ended on the 31/03/23.

The response to this consultation was considered by Councillors in the meeting of Council on 26/10/2023.

Application to Register Land as a Village Green at Erw Goch field adjoining Hafan y Waun, Waunfawr, Aberystwyth (Section 15, Commons Act 2006)

Recommendation: That Council (acting as the Registration Authority) finds that the doctrine of statutory incompatibility prevents the registration of the Land as a Village Green and accordingly Council refuses the Application to register the Land as a Village Green.


A Recorded vote was taken, as agreed and in accordance with Rule 14.5 of the Council Procedure Rules contained in the Council's Constitution. The result was: For - None (0); Against - Twenty Eight (28). Accordingly, the recommendation did not pass.

Original Consultation

Ceredigion County Council are processing an application under section 15(2) of the Commons Act 2006 to register a village green on land belonging to the Council at Erw goch field, land adjoining Hafan y Waun, Waunfawr, Aberystwyth, SY23 3AY.

The Council acting in its capacity as Registration Authority are duty bound to investigate and determine the application. In accordance with Welsh Government guidance, a barrister has been instructed to act as an independent assessor and provide impartial advice on the application and make recommendations with regards to its determination.

The application (along with all the supporting evidence submitted to the Council as Registration Authority) is available to view on the Council’s website. The following link takes you to the Common Land and Village Green webpage; scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “Town or Village Greens”, scroll down further to “Erw Goch field”, where there is a zip file containing all relevant documentation. Please note that the documents received as part of the application and consultations are numerous and may take a few minutes to download.

If anyone would like to view the documentation, but does not have access to a computer, they are invited to attend one of libraries run by Ceredigion County Council where computer and internet access is free of charge.

Following an initial assessment of the application and submissions/objections the barrister (independent assessor) has recommended that the matter of statutory incompatibility be determined first as this will inform the next steps. The matter will be determined by way of written representations from the interested parties; the note attached provides further detail. ** Please note that this is a document from an external source, and available in English only.

Any person wishing to make a representation on this matter should submit these as per the instructions in the note.