Common land covers some 5653 ha of Pembrokeshire or 3.5% of the land area (including Pembrokeshire Coast National Park). There are 249 commons, of which 113 are less than one hectare in size. The largest, Mynydd Preseli is 2132ha. Seventeen percent of the total numbers of commons in Wales fall within Pembrokeshire. There are 42 Village Greens covering an area of some 52ha.
As a Commons Registration Authority, we have a statutory duty to maintain the Registers of Common Land and Village Greens.
Pembrokeshire County Council is a Registration Authority under the Commons Act 2006 and the Commons Registration Act 1965 and holds the registers for both common land and town or village greens within Pembrokeshire, which includes common land and town or village greens that fall within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
The Commons Registration Service has administrative functions only. Information can be provided as to procedures, but where legal advice/interpretation of the law is required, independent legal advice must be obtained.
The registers are available for public inspection between 9am to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday each week (public holidays excepted), preferably by prior appointment.