The Publication Scheme

Lists and registers

Public registers and registers held as public records: Available online

There are a range of registers held by the Council, including:

Register of ancient monuments
To protect archaeological sites for future generations, the most valuable of them may be scheduled.

Register of definitive map modification order applications
Register required to be kept under section 53B(1) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act of applications, made under section 53(5) of the 1981 Act, for orders to modify the Definitive Map and Statement of Public Rights of Way.

Register of Highways Statement and Declarations, and Register of Landowner Statements
Register required to be kept under section 31A of the Highways Act 1980, of declarations lodged and maps and statements deposited under section 31 (6) of 1980 Act. A number of entries that expired a while ago are also available - see Register of Highways Statements and Declarations.

Register of Landowner Statements
Register required to be kept under section 15B of the Commons Act 2006, of statements deposited under section 15A of the 2006 Act.

Hackney carriage / private hire licence register|External link
All current licenses and applications in relation to the Licensing Act 2003 and Private Hire and Hackney Carriages are available. Further information in relation to any particular licence, certificate or application is available by contacting the Licensing Unit.

Public registers and registers held as public records: Available by application or in person


Common land is land usually privately owned, that now or in the past had common rights over it. Common land is generally open, unenforced and remote, particularly in the upland areas of England and Wales. Within England and Wales there is around 572,000 hectares of common land, of which 550,000 hectares are registered under the Commons Registration Act 1965.

Electoral register
Lists the name and address of everyone who has registered to vote. By law the Electoral Registration Officer has to make the register available for anyone to look at, in person, under supervision. Copies may not be taken of the electoral register other than by hand written notes.

Members' interests
The Head of Democratic and Partnership Services, as the Monitoring Officer, is responsible for the establishment and maintenance of the register of interests of Councillors and co-opted members (with voting rights) as required under Section 29 of the Localism Act 2012: The Constitution Part 6 - Register of members interest [PDF file 14KB]|PDF file

List of Streets
A list of streets maintainable at public expense ('adopted').

The Definite Map and Statement of Public Rights of Way
The definitive map and statement form the legal record of public rights of way in Calderdale. The map and statement are available for public inspection at Halifax Customer First.

Last Updated: 15/09/2016