Ceredigion County Council are in receipt of 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.

As Registration Authority we are duty bound to investigate and determine the application. The Registration Authority is at the stage of publicising the application providing a minimum of 6 weeks for comments, representations or objections. Information relating to the application and the notice (Form 45) are available to download; details on how to obtain hard copies or how to submit representations and closing date are all included in the notice (Form 45).

Extension to deadline for objections/representations

Ceredigion County Council as the Registration Authority received a letter from Geldards LLP acting on behalf of Ceredigion County Council as landowner on the 3rd of August 2021 requesting an extension to the time for submitting objections until the 30th September 2021.

The letter sets out their position and their reasoning as to why they believe an extension should be granted and the reasoning for requesting an extension of time includes that examining historical Council records at the records office is subject to significant restrictions at present due to the Covid-19 pandemic, so that the gathering of necessary information for the Council as landowner to present a substantive objection has not been completed and further due to the unavailability of Council officers and the barrister instructed to act on behalf of the Council as landowner due to holiday/ leave commitments.

The Registration Authority considers it reasonable that an extension to the time for submitting objections be allowed until the 30th September 2021 given the reasons as outlined in the letter dated the 3rd August 2021. The Registration Authority requires accurate information in order to make a properly informed decision on the application.

The extension will apply to anyone who wishes to make objections in respect of the application and notice of this will published in a local newspaper and other means deemed appropriate.