Landowner deposits

There are no longer fees for posting notices for a Section 31(6) landowner deposit made under the Highways Act 1980. However, if you include a village greens application under the Commons Act 2006 you will be charged for notices being placed up on site. Please contact defmap@kierwsp.co.uk about this before making an application.

New legislation came into force on 1 October 2013 which made changes to the way in which landowners make deposits under Section 31(6) of the Highways Act 1980.

The changes include:

  • The requirement for landowners to complete an application form instead of a statement and statutory declaration.
  • The introduction of a reasonable fee for processing deposits. These fees are set out in our guidance notes.
  • The increase of the deposit renewal period from 10 to 20 years (for deposits submitted after 1 October 2013).

In addition there is the provision within the application form to make a combined deposit providing evidence to negative claims for public rights of way (under section 31(6) of the Highways Act 1980) and town and / or village greens claims (under Section 15A(1) of the Commons Act 2006).

To make a landowner deposit please read the guidance notes and then complete and return the application form, both of which can be found on the Northamptonshire Highways section of the website:

Make a landowner deposit

Please refer to the 'Definitive Map Team charges 1 April 2017' at the link above for current fees for an application.

Notice of deposits submitted under section 31(6) of the Highways Act 1980 and section 15A(1) of the Commons Act 2006. Northamptonshire County Council, as the Highway Authority and Commons Registration Authority is required to publish notice of any applications for deposits received under section 31(6) of the Highways Act 1980 and section 15A(1) of the Commons Act 2006.​

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