United Kingdom Encyclopedia of Law     Wiki Legal Encyclopedia (BETA)
What do you need to know about law? Search in more than 1.500.000 entries

Allotments in United Kingdom

History

Under the Allotments Acts 1887 to 1907, it is the duty of a county council to ascertain the extent to which there is a demand for allotments in the urban districts and parishes in the county, or would be a demand if suitable land were available, and the extent to which it is reasonably practicable, having regard to the provisions of the acts, to satisfy any such demand, and to co-operate with authorities, associations or persons best qualified to assist, and to take such steps as may be necessary.

The powers of the Local Government Board under the Allotments Acts were transferred by the act of 1907 to the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries, and by the same act the powers and duties of rural district councils were transferred to parish councils. The county council under these acts has compulsory powers of purchase or hire if they are unable to acquire land by agreement and on reasonable terms. If an objection is made to an order for compulsory purchase or hire, the order will not be confirmed by the Board of Agriculture until after a local inquiry has been held. If the Board of Agriculture is satisfied, after holding a local inquiry, that a county council have failed to fulfil their obligations as to allotments, the board may transfer all and any of the powers of the county council to the Small Holdings Commissioners.(1)

Resources

Notes and References

  1. Encyclopedia Britannica (11th Edition)

See Also

Further Reading



Law is our Passion


This entry about Allotments has been published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 (CC BY 3.0) licence, which permits unrestricted use and reproduction, provided the author or authors of the Allotments entry and the Encyclopedia of Law are in each case credited as the source of the Allotments entry. Please note this CC BY licence applies to some textual content of Allotments, and that some images and other textual or non-textual elements may be covered by special copyright arrangements. For guidance on citing Allotments (giving attribution as required by the CC BY licence), please see below our recommendation of "Cite this Entry".

Cite this entry

Legal Citations Generator

(2016, 10). Allotments lawi.org.uk Retrieved 07, 2021, from https://lawi.org.uk/allotments/

10 2016. 07 2021 <https://lawi.org.uk/allotments/>

"Allotments" lawi.org.uk. lawi.org.uk, 10 2016. Web. 07 2021. <https://lawi.org.uk/allotments/>

"Allotments" lawi.org.uk. 10, 2016. Accesed 07 2021. https://lawi.org.uk/allotments/

International, 'Allotments' (lawi.org.uk 2016) <https://lawi.org.uk/allotments/> accesed 2021 July 30

Usage Metrics

494 Views. 410 Visitors.

Google Scholar: Search for Allotments Related Content

 

Schema Summary

  • Article Name: Allotments
  • Author: International
  • Description: History Under the Allotments Acts 1887 to 1907, it is the duty of a county council to ascertain the extent to which there [...]

This entry was last updated: November 7, 2016



Recent Comments