231 Power of Secretary of State to require acquisition or development of land
231 Power of Secretary of State to require acquisition or development of land

(1)     If the Secretary of State is satisfied after holding a local inquiry that the council of a county, [county borough,] district or London borough have failed to take steps for the acquisition of any land which in his opinion ought to be acquired by them under section 226 . . . , he may by order require the council to take such steps as may be specified in the order for acquiring the land.

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