649. Meaning of 'allotment'.

The term 'allotment' is used in this title mainly as referring to lands which are held by local authorities1 under the Allotments Acts 1908 to 19502 for the purpose of providing persons resident in their areas with small plots of land for cultivation3. Whilst there is no comprehensive statutory definition of 'allotment' for the purposes of those Acts, a field garden4 and an allotment garden5 are generally allotments6. Although there are no general statutory limits on the size of an allotment or requirements as to its use, definitions for the purposes of particular enactments sometimes prescribe these; for example,