1 Title, commencement and application

(1)    The title of this Order is the Commons (Severance of Rights) (Wales) Order 2007.

(2)    This Order comes into force on 1 March 2007, but has effect as from 28 June 2005.

(3)    This Order applies in relation to Wales.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 March 2007: see para (2) above.

2 Temporary severance of right of common

2Temporary severance of right of common

(1)    A right of common to graze animals to which section 9(1) of the Commons Act 2006 applies may be temporarily severed from the land to which it is attached by leasing or licensing—

(a)    the right of common on its own, provided that the period of the lease or licence does not exceed three years; or

(b)    the land, or part of the land, to which the right of common is attached, without the right of common.

(2)    Where a right of common is temporarily severed from any land pursuant to paragraph (1)(b), any disposal of the retained right of common on or after the grant of the lease or licence of the land and before its termination has no effect unless the disposal is made—

(a)    to the grantee of the lease or licence of the land; and

(b)    for a period expiring not more than three years from the expiry of that lease or licence.

(3)    References in this article to a right of common, in relation to a right of common to graze more than one animal, include a right to graze a proportion of the number of animals that may be grazed by virtue of that right of common.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 March 2007: see art 1(2).

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Signature

Signed on behalf of the National Assembly for Wales under section 66(1) of the Government of Wales Act 1998

D Elis-Thomas

The Presiding Officer of the National Assembly

27 February 2007

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Order)

Section 9 of the Commons Act 2006, which is deemed, by section 9(7) of that Act, to have come into force on 28 June 2005, prevents, subject to exceptions, the severance of a right of common from the land to which it is attached.

This Order permits the temporary severance of a right of common to graze animals from the land to which the right is attached by enabling the leasing or licensing of the right to a third party for no more than three years (article 2(1)(a)) or by a lease or licence of the land without the right (article 2(1)(b)).

This Order comes into force on 1 March 2007, but has effect as from 28 June 2005 so that any lease or licence of a right of common to graze animals granted after that date for a period of three years or less is not void for those purposes by virtue of section 9(3) of the Act.

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