Page 28. In the NO DRAMA method, the authors have changed the 'M' from 'Meaning' to 'Meaningful feature(s)'. This better reflects the contents as described on page 28, and better reminds an applicant of the contents to be included. (18 Jul 20)
Page 269, section 5.4.4. The authors' view that the application is made when the requirements of para 1 to Sch 14 to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 are completed, and that this leads to the need to update the Register of Applications within 28 days is confirmed by guidance issued by DEFRA. This states at footnote 2,
"While, by virtue of paragraph 3(1) of Schedule 14 WCA 1981, the obligation to investigate the matters stated in the application does not arise until a surveying authority has received a certificate under paragraph 2(3) of Schedule 14 WCA 1981, by virtue of regulation 3(6) the obligation to include an entry in the register relates to the date the application is received by an authority. Thus, the obligation to include an entry in the register is independent of the receipt of certification that paragraph 2 of Schedule 14 WCA 1981 has been complied with."
The authors are grateful to Hugh Craddock of the Open Spaces Society for drawing this to their attention. (12 Nov 18)