685. General restrictions on compulsory acquisition for allotments purposes.

No land1 may be authorised by order2 to be compulsorily acquired for allotments3, either by purchase4 or hiring5, which at the date of the order:


    (1)     forms part of any park6, garden, or pleasure ground7;


    (2)     forms part of the home farm attached to or usually occupied with a mansion house8;


    (3)     is otherwise required for the amenity or convenience of any dwelling house9; or


    (4)     is woodland not wholly surrounded by or adjacent to land acquired10 by a council11,

unless the order authorises the compulsory acquisition of a holding of 50 acres or less in extent or any part