659. Local authorities' duty to provide allotments.

A general duty is placed on any district1, parish2, or London borough council3, or, in Wales, any community4, county or county borough council5, if it is of opinion that there is a demand for allotments6 in its area, to provide a sufficient number of allotments, and to let them to persons resident there and desiring to take the same7. Where the population of the relevant district, parish, London borough, community, county or county borough, according to the last published census, is under 10,000, the council's duty is limited to the provision of allotment gardens8. Where the population is 10,000