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What considerations must a local authority take into account when disposing of a playing field?

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Published on LexisPSL on 15/08/2017

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  • What considerations must a local authority take into account when disposing of a playing field?

Under section 123(1) of the Local Government Act 1972 (LGA 1972), principal authorities are entitled to dispose of land held by them 'in any manner they wish'. This includes selling freehold interests, granting or assigning leases and granting easements.

However, this general power is limited by the duty in LGA 1972, s 123(2) to achieve the best consideration reasona

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