691. Powers of local authorities to appropriate land for allotments.

The council of any district, parish, London borough or, in Wales, county, county borough or community1 may, where no power of appropriation is otherwise provided, appropriate for the purpose of allotments2 any land3 held by it for its other purposes4. A district council or, in Wales, a county or county borough council5 may, where it considers it is necessary or expedient to do so for the better carrying into effect of the applicable legislation6 and where no power of appropriation is otherwise provided, appropriate for any purpose for which it is authorised to acquire land under that legislation any