Commentary

51 Meaning of ‘smallholding’ and ‘existing smallholding’

ALLOTMENTS, SMALLHOLDINGS AND GARDENS vol 2(3)
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51 Meaning of ‘smallholding’ and ‘existing smallholding’

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B: SMALLHOLDINGS

1: INTRODUCTION TO SMALLHOLDINGS

51 Meaning of ‘smallholding’ and ‘existing smallholding’

In general terms, a smallholding may be said to be a unit of land let by a smallholdings authority, or by the Secretary of State or the Welsh Minister, as a smallholding for cultivation by the occupier, with or without limited additional help1. The councils of every county in England, or the councils of every county or county borough in Wales, constitute smallholdings authorities2.

There is no definition of ‘smallholding’ in the Agriculture Act 1970 (which reorganised the smallholdings system). However, for the purposes of the Small Holdings and Allotments

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