Commons and village greens

Find more information about commons and registered village greens in Suffolk.

We are the Commons Registration Authority for Suffolk, and we have hundreds of areas of common and village greens registered. Find out more information from GOV.UK about common and village greens.

The current registers of common land and village greens are held at Constantine House in Ipswich, and are available free of charge for public inspection during office hours.

Please contact the Commons Registration team for an appointment:

Suffolk County Council Legal Services
Constantine House
5 Constantine Road
Ipswich
IP1 2DH

Copies of the registers are also available for a fee of £5 (plus VAT) per unit. Please contact the Commons Registration Team to request further information.

As the Commons Registration Authority, we cannot provide you with legal advice, but we will help you with any queries as far as we can. Read the Common Act 2006 applications and fees here.

Find a landowner statements in Suffolk

You can view the register containing Landowner Statements at suffolkpublicrightsofway.org.uk.

Under section 15A of the Commons Act 2006, a landowner can deposit a statement and a plan which bring to an end any period of recreational use of the land which was 'of right', i.e. without secrecy, force or permission. Once such a statement is deposited with the County Council as the commons registration authority, local people have one year in which to apply for village green status.

Further information, including a downloadable application form for making a deposit is available from the Defra website