Snelling and another v Burstow Parish Council – WLR Daily

Posted January 28th, 2013 in law reports, local government, sale of land by sally

Snelling and another v Burstow Parish Council [2013] EWHC 46 (Ch); [2013] WLR (D) 27

Garden allotments which came under the management of the parish council by virtue of section 33(4) of the Small Holdings and Allotments Act 1908 were intended to be governed exclusively by the powers set out in section 26 and onwards of that Act. Accordingly, the parish council’s power to sell the allotments was the power conferred by section 32 of the 1908 Act, subject to obtaining the consent of the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to section 8 of the Allotments Act 1925, and not the power under section 27 of the Commons Act 1876.

WLR Daily, 24th January 2013