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Our circular sets out the revised non-statutory arrangements known as the 'Crichel Down Rules', under which government land no longer needed should be offered back to former owners or their successors.
The circular is divided into the following sections:
the land and property to which the rules apply
the general rules
interests qualifying on offer-back
time horizon for obligation to offer-back
exceptions from the obligation to offer-back
procedures for disposal
terms of resale
resource implications for local authorities
Circulars contain our policies on the implementation of legislation and procedures.
Statements of our policy in circulars may be considerations to take into account in development plans and development management decisions.