676. Compulsory hiring of pasture land in connection with allotments.

No order may be made authorising the compulsory hiring for the purpose of allotments1 of land2 which at the date of the order is pasture land, if it is proved to the satisfaction of the Secretary of State or the Welsh Ministers3 that arable land which is equally suitable for the purpose is reasonably available for hiring by the council4. An order authorising the compulsory hiring of land for the provision of allotment gardens