Section 31

Section 31 deposits

Section 31 deposits are deposit and declaration documents made by the landowner to show the clear intention not to dedicate any additional routes on their land. The Countryside Rights of Way Act 2001 requires the landowner deposits to be available to the public.

Landowner Statements Section 15A Commons Act 2006

Applications for Highways Deposits of Statements and Maps & Declarations can be submitted to Central Bedfordshire Council under Section 31(6) Highways Act 1980 (link opens in new window) and landowner statements under Section 15A Commons Act 2006 (link opens in new window).

Application requirements

Completion of the application form (link opens in new window) as prescribed by Schedule 1 to the 2013 Regulations. Please see DEFRA's guidance notes (link opens in new window).

The form must be signed by every owner (or by their duly authorised representative) of the land to which the application relates, or by the secretary or some other duly authorised officer.

The form must be accompanied by an Ordnance map at a scale not less than 1:10,560 (except where the application refers to a map which accompanied a previously deposited statement or declaration with the authority) showing the boundary of the land to which the application relates in coloured edging.

Fees

A fee of £315 per application will be charged, which includes the placing of one notice on site. A further £95 will be charged per additional notice. We will invoice you on receipt of your application.

Acknowledgement of the application

On receipt of the application, the council will check whether the application has been ‘duly made’.

An application will be treated as having been ‘duly made’ if it is:

  • in the form prescribed by Schedule 1 to the 2013 Regulations, or in a form substantially to the same effect with such insertions or omissions as are necessary in any particular case
  • signed by every owner (or by their duly authorised representative) of the land to which the application relates
  • accompanied by an Ordnance map at a scale not less than 1:10,560 (except where the application refers to a map which accompanied a previously deposited statement or declaration with the County Council) showing the boundary of the land in coloured edging

If the requirements have not been complied with, then the application will not be ‘duly made’ and the Council will be under no obligation either to acknowledge the ‘application’ or to process it further. If this is the case, we will return the application form to you. 

If the statement or map in question contains a material error, this could invalidate the application in whole or in part, and any entry made in the register might be removed by the Council. In this situation, the Council is required to give 28 days notice of the removal.

If the requirements have been complied with, then the council will:

  • accept and acknowledge the application
  • post a notice at least 1 entry point to each parcel of land
  • publish the application on the authorities' website
  • send email notifications to every person / organisation who have requested to be informed of applications
  • ensure that the application is added to the paper register at the offices of Central Bedfordshire Council which is available for viewing

Please email commons@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk to make an appointment to view the register.

For more information on how to complete the application form visit:

Guidance to Commons Registration Authorities in England on Sections 15A to 15C of the Commons Act 2006 (link opens in new window)

The Commons (Registration of Town or Village Greens) and Dedicated Highways (Landowner Statements and Declarations) (England) Regulations 2013 (link opens in new window)(Statutory Instrument 2013 No.1774)

Ampthill

Plan of section 31 deposits in Ampthill (PDF 1.6MB) .

Reference number: HA3

Parish: Ampthill

Deposit date: August 1996

Statutory date: January 2009

Declaration: -

Landowner: Ampthill Town Council


Reference number: HA4

Parish: Ampthill

Deposit date: August 2002

Statutory date: January 2009

Declaration: -

Landowner: Ampthill Town Council


Reference number: HA138

Parish: Ampthill

Deposit date: March 1991

Statutory date: July 2013

Landowner: Summerfield, Bridget


Reference number: HA139

Parish: Ampthill

Deposit date: March 1991

Statutory declaration date: July 2013

Landowner: Summerfield, Stephen


Reference number: HA140

Parish: Ampthill

Deposit date: March 1991

Statutory declaration date: July 2013

Landowner: Summerfield, Andrew


Reference number: HA141

Parish: Ampthill

Deposit date: March 1991

Statutory declaration date: July 2013

Landowner:

Summerfield, Heidi

Aspley Guise

Reference number: HA29

Parish: Aspley Guise

Deposit date: February 2015

Statutory declaration date: -

Landowner: Bunker, John

Notice: Section 31 and 15a notice (PDF 68.7KB) and plan (PDF 979.1KB)


Reference number: HA82

Parish: Aspley Guise

Deposit date: November 2005

Statutory declaration date: November 2015

Landowner: Lickorish, Mrs Sue

Notice: Section 31 notice (PDF 66.7KB) and plan (PDF 416.8KB)

Biggleswade

Plan of section 31 deposits in Biggleswade. (PDF 2.4MB)  

Reference number: HA1

Parish: Biggleswade

Deposit date: March 2006

Statutory declaration date: March 2016

Landowner: Akwood Property Co. Ltd 

Notice: Section 31 and 15a (PDF 68.6KB) and Deposit, Statutory Declaration and Plan (PDF 2.3MB)  


Reference number: HA1a

Parish: Biggleswade

Deposit date: April 2016

Statutory declaration date: -

Landowner: Akwood Property Co. Ltd

Notice: Section 31 and 15a (PDF 68.6KB) and Deposit and Plan (PDF 1.5MB)


Reference number: HA21

Parish: Biggleswade

Deposit date: January 2010

Statutory declaration date: -

Landowner: Bond, Ian


Reference number: HA47

Parish: Biggleswade

Deposit date: January 2010

Statutory declaration date: -

Landowner: Dellar, M


Reference number: HA47

Parish: Biggleswade

Deposit date: October 2002

Statutory declaration date: October 2012

Landowner: Dellar, M


Reference number: HA111

Parish: Biggleswade

Deposit date: February 2012

Statutory declaration date: July 2012

Landowner: Pearce, Angela


Reference number: HA133

Parish: Biggleswade

Deposit date: October 2002

Statutory declaration date: October 2012

Landowner: Smith, V


Reference number: HA134

Parish: Biggleswade

Deposit date: October 2002

Statutory declaration date: October 2012

Landowner: Smith, R

Billington

Reference number: HA35

Parish: Billington

Deposit date: May 1996

Statutory declaration date: January 2013

Landowner:

Church Commisioners


Blunham

Reference number: HA83

Parish: Blunham

Deposit date: January 2012

Statutory declaration date: February 2012

Landowner: Little Staughton Farms


Reference number: HA120b

Parish: Barton and Lower Gravenhurst

Deposit date: March 2015

Statutory declaration date: -

Landowner: Rogers, Penny

Notice:Section 31 and 15a notice (PDF 394.8KB) , Plan (PDF 394.8KB)


Reference number: HA168

Parish: Blunham

Deposit date: August 2014

Statutory declaration date: -

Landowner: Messrs NR, IA Gibson

Notice: Sections 31 and 15a notice (PDF 58KB) and plan (PDF 328.1KB)

Brogborough

Reference number: HA159

Parish: Brogborough

Deposit date: September 1992

Statutory declaration date: June 2011

Landowner:

Woodland Trust

Caddington

Reference number: HA29

Parish: Caddington

Deposit date: March 2009

Statutory declaration date: -

Landowner: Brown, Joyce Hilda


Reference number: HA31

Parish: Caddington

Deposit date: November 1991

Statutory declaration date: March 2009

Landowner:

Busby WC


Reference number: HA171

Parish: Caddington

Deposit date: July 2015

Statutory declaration date: -

Landowner: Diocesan of St. Albans

Notice: Section 31 notice (PDF 94.6KB) and plan (PDF 1.2MB)

Chalgrave

Reference number: HA2

Parish: Chalgrave

Deposit date: August 2004

Statutory declaration date: -

Landowner: Aldred, Philip James


Reference number: HA58

Parish: Chalgrave

Deposit date: May 1996

Statutory declaration date: December 2008

Landowner: Fenwick, Roger


Reference number: HA74

Parish: Chalgrave

Deposit date: August 2004

Statutory declaration date: -

Landowner: Hunt


Reference number: HA87

Parish: Chalgrave

Deposit date: April 1998

Statutory declaration date: February 2004

Landowner: Rosen


Reference number: HA103

Parish: Chalgrave

Deposit date: April 2012

Statutory declaration date: -

Landowner:

Osborn, R J

Clifton

Reference number: HA23

Parish: Clifton

Deposit date: June 1999

Statutory declaration date: December 2008

Landowner: Brace, DA


Reference number: HA106

Parish: Clifton

Deposit date: August 2002

Statutory declaration date: August 2002

Landowner: Parrish, KK


Reference number: HA162

Parish: Clifton

Deposit date: November 2000

Statutory declaration date: December 2008

Landowner: Wright, Keith


Reference number: HA87

Parish: Clifton

Deposit date: November 2000

Statutory declaration date: December 2008

Landowner: Wright, Alan

Clophill

Reference number: HA63

Parish: Clophill

Deposit date: June 2011

Statutory declaration date: -

Landowner: Gibb, WA & LV


Reference number: HA90

Parish: Clophill

Deposit date: July 2004

Statutory declaration date: -

Landowner: Mitchell


Reference number: HA115

Parish: Clophill

Deposit date: March 2003

Statutory declaration date: May 2012

Landowner: Phillips, A & C


Reference number: HA132

Parish: Clophill

Deposit date: June 2007

Statutory declaration date: -

Landowner:

Skipper, AD

Cockayne Hatley

Reference number: HA7

Parish: Cockayne Hatley

Deposit date: December 1997

Statutory declaration date: February 2004

Landowner: Astor, MRL

Cranfield

Reference number: HA37

Parish: Cranfield

Deposit date: August 2006

Statutory declaration date: -

Landowner: Colburn, Paul 


Reference number: HA169

Parish: Cranfield

Deposit date: November 2015

Statutory declaration date: November 2015

Landowner: Boswell, Mr Alexander

Notice: Section 31 notice and plan

Dunton

Reference number: HA22

Parish: Dunton

Deposit date: November 2005

Statutory declaration date: -

Landowner: Boundy

Eaton Bray

Reference number: HA48

Parish: Eaton Bray

Deposit date: August 2012

Statutory declaration date: August 2012

Landowner: Deverell


Reference number: HA146

Parish: Eaton Bray

Deposit date: January 1991

Statutory declaration date: July 2012

Landowner: Thorne, PG


Reference number: HA172

Parish: Eaton Bray

Deposit date: October 2016

Statutory declaration date: n/a

Landowner: The Eric Pratt Will Trust

Notice: Section 31 notice (PDF 31.3KB) and plan (PDF 240.3KB)


Edworth

Reference number: HA53

Parish: Edworth

Deposit date: March 2006

Statutory declaration date: January 2016

Landowner: Edworth Manor Farms 

Notice: Section 31 notice (PDF 68.6KB) and plan (PDF 640.4KB)

Eversholt

Reference number: HA56

Parish: Eversholt

Deposit date: June 2002

Statutory declaration date: June 2012

Landowner: Eversholt Par Charity

Everton

Reference number: HA54

Parish: Everton

Deposit date: December 2002

Statutory declaration date: August 2016

Landowner: Countess of Erroll

Notice: Section 31 & 15a notice (PDF 31.3KB) and plan (PDF 872.7KB)


Reference number: HA57

Parish: Everton

Deposit date: February 1997

Statutory declaration date: March 2005

Landowner: Everton Estate


Reference number: HA118

Parish: Everton

Deposit date: June 2006

Statutory declaration date: June 2016

Landowner: Pym, Andrew

Notice: Section 31 notice (PDF 68.6KB) , plan (PDF 363.2KB)


Reference number: HA119

Parish: Everton

Deposit date: June 2006

Statutory declaration date: -

Landowner: Pym, Ruth

Notice: Section 31 notice (PDF 68.8KB) , plan (PDF 306.5KB)


Reference number: HA143

Parish: Everton

Deposit date: January 2010

Statutory declaration date: March 2010

Landowner: Tetworth Hall Ltd 


Reference number: HA144

Parish: Everton

Deposit date: December 2009

Statutory declaration date: April 2010

Declaration: Tetworth Hall Ltd


Reference number: HA145

Parish: Everton

Deposit date: June 1991

Statutory declaration date: MArch 2010

Landowner: Tetworth Hall Ltd

Flitton and Greenfield

Reference number: HA34

Parish: Flitton and Greenfield

Deposit date: May 2003

Statutory declaration date: April 2004

Landowner: Caitlin, David

Flitwick

Reference number: HA17

Parish: Flitwick

Deposit date: September 2009

Statutory declaration date: June 2010

Landowner:

Bedfordia Group Plc

Gravenhurst

Reference number: HA120a

Parish: Lower Gravenhurst

Deposit date: October 2014

Statutory declaration date: -

Landowner: Groveway

Notice: Section 31 notice (PDF 60.7KB) and plan (PDF 460.9KB)

Harlington

Reference number: HA86

Parish: Harlington

Deposit date: September 2010

Statutory declaration date: November 2010

Landowner: Maskell


Reference number: HA97

Parish: Harlington

Deposit date: October 2005

Statutory declaration date: -

Landowner:

Oakley

Haynes

Reference number: HA116

Parish: Haynes

Deposit date: May 2012

Statutory declaration date: May 2012

Landowner: Phillips and C


Reference number: HA158

Parish: Haynes

Deposit date: June 1998

Statutory declaration date: January 2004

Landowner:

Woodland Trust

Heath and Reach

Reference number: HA6

Parish: Heath and Reach

Deposit date: -

Statutory declaration date:

Landowner:

Arnold White Estates Ltd

Henlow

Reference number: HA38

Parish: Henlow

Deposit date: September 2012

Statutory declaration date: September 2012

Landowner: Collins


Reference number: HA49

Parish: Henlow

Deposit date: November 2005

Statutory declaration date: -

Landowner: Dixon, Stephen


Reference number: HA81

Parish: Henlow

Deposit date: April 1999

Statutory declaration date: March 2009

Landowner:

Letchworth Angling

 

Reference number: HA147

Parish: Henlow

Deposit date: November 2005

Statutory declaration date: November 2005

Landowner:

Tottering Farm Partnership

Houghton Conquest

Reference number: HA28 

Parish: Houghton Conquest

Deposit date: October 2003

Statutory declaration date: January 2013

Landowner: Britton


Reference number: HA46

Parish: Houghton Conquest

Deposit date: March 1992

Statutory declaration date: June 2011

Landowner: Day, Francis

Houghton Regis

Reference number: HA76

Parish: Houghton Regis

Deposit date: January 1998

Statutory declaration date: January 2004

Landowner: Rosen


Reference number: HA95

Parish: Houghton Regis

Deposit date: November 2004

Statutory declaration date: -

Landowner: Moffitt

Hyde

Reference number: HA84

Parish: Hyde

Deposit date: January 1994

Statutory declaration date: November 2012

Landowner:

Luton Hoo Estate

Kensworth

Reference number: HA160

Parish: Kensworth

Deposit date: March 1991

Statutory declaration date: January 2013

Landowner:

Woods, PH

Leighton Buzzard

Reference number: HA35

Parish: Leighton Buzzard

Deposit date: May 1996

Statutory date: January 2013

Landowner: Church Commissioners


Reference number: HA80

Parish: Leighton Buzzard

Deposit date: January 2004

Statutory declaration date: -

Landowner:

Leake Woodland Trust

Lidlington

Reference number: HA66

Parish: Lidlington

Deposit date: November 2008

Statutory declaration date: November 2008

Landowner:

Heathcoate Farms

Maulden

Reference number: HA18

Parish: Maulden

Deposit date: July 2009

Statutory declaration date: June 2010

Landowner: Bedfordia Farms Ltd


Reference number: HA63

Parish: Maulden

Deposit date: July 2011

Statutory declaration date: -

Landowner: Gibb, WA & LV


Reference number: HA115

Parish: Maulden

Deposit date: March 2003

Statutory declaration date: May 2012

Landowner: Philips A & C


Reference number: HA156

Parish: Maulden

Deposit date: June 2010

Statutory declaration date: July 2010

Landowner:

Wingfield Will Trust

Meppershall

Reference number: HA26

Parish: Meppershall

Deposit date: July 2013

Statutory declaration date: -

Landowner:

Brinkley, A


Reference number: HA62

Parish: Meppershall

Deposit date: September 1997

Statutory declaration date: August 2005

Landowner: Foster, C


Reference number: HA27

Parish: Meppershall

Deposit date: September 1997

Landowner: Brinkley, MA

Old Warden

Reference number: HA101

Parish: Old Warden

Deposit date: April 2005

Statutory declaration date: -

Landowner: Old Warden Estate

Notice:Section 31 and 15a notice (PDF 74.7KB) , Map (PDF 6.9MB)

Potton

Reference number: HA153

Parish: Potton

Deposit date: June 2007

Statutory declaration date: -

Landowner:

Whitfield

Pulloxhill

Reference number: HA65

Parish: Pulloxhill

Deposit date: November 2011

Landowner: Harris-Magri, P


Reference number: HA97

Parish: Pulloxhill

Deposit date: October 2005

Statutory declaration date: October 2015

Landowner: Oakley

Notice: Section 31 notice and map

Ridgmont

Reference number: HA114

Parish: Ridgmont

Deposit date: May 1996

Statutory declaration date: February 2013

Landowner: Webb

Sandy

Reference number: HA8

Parish: Sandy

Deposit date: February 2011

Statutory declaration date: -

Landowner: Ball, NE


Reference number: HA40

Parish: Sandy

Deposit date: August 1998

Statutory declaration date: September 2008

Landowner: Cope, R


Reference number: HA41

Parish: Sandy

Deposit date: August 1998

Statutory declaration date: September 2008

Landowner: Cope, Rachel


Reference number: HA42

Parish: Sandy

Deposit date: August 1998

Statutory declaration date: September 2008

Landowner: Cope, S


Reference number: HA43

Parish: Sandy

Deposit date: August 1998

Statutory declaration date: September 2008

Landowner: Cope, L


Reference number: HA54

Parish: Sandy

Deposit date: December 2002

Statutory declaration date: -

Landowner: Countess of Erroll


Reference number: HA79

Parish: Sandy

Deposit date: February 2012

Statutory declaration date: -

Landowner:

Lafarge Aggregates Ltd


Reference number: HA83

Parish: Sandy

Deposit date: January 2012

Statutory declaration date: February 2012

Landowner: Little Staughton Farms


Reference number: HA122

Parish: Sandy

Deposit date: September 1999

Statutory declaration date: May 2009

Homeowner: RSPB


Reference number: HA151

Parish: Sandy

Deposit date: January 1989

Statutory declaration date: February 2009

Landowner:

Wallace

Shillington

Reference number: HA39

Parish: Shillington

Deposit date: August 1992

Statutory declaration date: February 2012

Landowner: Cooper, J


Reference number: HA51

Parish: Shillington

Deposit date: August 2006

Statutory date: December 2015

Landowner: Dye, Timothy 

Notice: Section 31 and 15a site notice (PDF 68.3KB) and plan (PDF 955.1KB)


Reference number: HA52

Parish: Shillington

Deposit date: August 2006

Statutory declaration date:  -

Landowner: Dye, Charlotte


Reference number: HA108

Parish: Shillington

Deposit date: February 2009

Statutory declaration date: -

Landowner: Parrish, WA


Reference number: HA109

Parish: Shillington

Deposit date: February 2009

Statutory declaration date: -

Landowner: Parrish, WK


Reference number: HA110

Parish: Shillington

Deposit date: February 2009

Statutory declaration date: -

Landowner: Parrish, WA & WK


Reference number: HA120

Parish: Shillington

Deposit date: September 1991

Statutory declaration date: May 2013

Landowner: Rogers, Penny


Reference number: HA126

Parish: Shillington

Deposit date: July 2013

Statutory declaration date: July 2013

Landowner: Shaw, B, P & G


Reference number: HA130

Parish: Shillington

Deposit date: November 2006

Statutory declaration date: October 2016

Landowner: Simkins, David

Notice: Section 31 and 15a site notice (PDF 31.3KB) and plan (PDF 2.3MB)


Reference number: HA150

Parish: Shillington

Deposit date: December 2003

Statutory declaration date: December 2008

Landowner:

Wale, John

Silsoe

Reference number: HA128

Parish: Silsoe

Deposit date: November 1992

Statutory declaration date: October 2011

Landowner:

Silsoe College Farm

Slip End

Reference number: HA112

Parish: Slip End

Deposit date: July 2013

Statutory declaration date: -

Landowner:

Pearce

Steppingley

Reference number: HA152

Parish: Steppingley

Deposit date: May 1996

Statutory declaration date: February 2013 

Landowner:

Webb

Stondon

Reference number: HA108

Parish: Stondon

Deposit date: February 2009

Statutory declaration date: February 2009

Landowner: Parrish, WA


Reference number: HA109

Parish: Stondon

Deposit date: February 2009

Statutory declaration date: -

Landowner: Parrish, WA & WK


Reference number: HA110

Parish: Stondon

Deposit date: February 2009

Statutory declaration date: -

Landowner: Parrish, WA & WK

Streatley

Reference number: HA100

Parish: Streatley

Deposit date: December 2000

Statutory declaration date: November 2010

Landowner: Old Bedford Rd Estate


Reference number: HA152

Parish: Streatley

Deposit date: May 1996

Statutory declaration date: February 2013

Landowner: Webb

Studham

Reference number: HA72

Parish: Studham

Deposit date: November 1992

Statutory declaration date: April 2008

Landowner: Horton


Reference number: HA73

Parish: Studham

Deposit date: May 2007

Statutory declaration date: April 2008

Landowner: Horton, CM

Sundon

Reference number: HA102

Parish: Sundon

Deposit date: January 2010

Statutory declaration date: -

Landowner: Orme, HEJ


Reference number: HA149

Parish: Sundon

Deposit date: September 2008

Statutory declaration date:

Landowner: Ward, RH

Sutton

Reference number: HA19

Parish: Sutton

Deposit date: April 1996

Statutory declaration date: June 2008

Landowner: Bedfordshire Growers

Tempsford

Reference number: HA142

Parish: Tempsford

Deposit date: January 1993

Statutory declaration date: August 2006

Landowner: Wynne

Tilsworth

Reference number: HA121

Parish: Tilsworth

Deposit date: February 2011

Statutory declaration date: February 2011

Landowner: Rosen - Trinity Hall Farms

Tingrith

Reference number: HA5

Parish: Tingrith

Deposit date: December 1994

Statutory date: September 2010

Declaration:

Landowner: Anker, David

Totternhoe

Reference number: HA14

Parish: Totternhoe

Deposit date: June 2003

Statutory declaration date: May 2013

Landowner: Bleazeley and Florey


Reference number: HA69

Parish: Totternhoe

Deposit date: July 1996

Statutory declaration date: September 2012

Landowner: Henkes and Kately

Westoning

Reference number: HA9

Parish: Westoning

Deposit date: March 2000

Statutory declaration date: March 2010

Landowner: Barnes, NLM


Reference number: HA10

Parish: Westoning

Deposit date: March 2000

Statutory declaration date: March 2010

Landowner: Barnes, MD


Reference number: HA99

Parish: Westoning

Deposit date: December 2010

Statutory declaration date: -

Landowner: O&H Properties

Wrestlingsworth

Reference number: HA88

Parish: Wrestlingworth

Deposit date: January 2011

Statutory declaration date: -

Landowner: McDonald, John


Reference number: HA131

Parish: Wrestlingworth

Deposit date: December 2011

Statutory declaration date: September 2012

Landowner: Simkins, Ian

Large deposits - various parishes

Reference number: HA16

Parish: Various

Deposit date: July 1993

Statutory declaration date: -

Landowner: Bedford Estates


Reference number: HA135

Parish: Various

Deposit date: December 1992

Statutory declaration date: December 1998

Landowner: Southill Estates


Reference number: HA154

Parish: Various

Deposit date: April 2013

Statutory declaration date: April 2013

Landowner: Wildlife Trust
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