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Surplus land

The General Disposal Consent 2003 gives local authorities far greater flexibility in dealing with the disposal of excess land in their area.
David Danskin explains

28 November 2003

The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM) has substantially relaxed its approach towards local authorities in England disposing of land at an undervalue. Regeneration projects up and down the country will be given a significant boost and many local authorities and their regeneration partners will be delighted that some of their schemes will now be sanctioned. The General Disposal Consent (England) 2003 (the 2003 Consent) was issued on 4 August 2003 and takes effect immediately. It defines the circumstances in which a local authority may dispose of its land for less than the best consideration reasonably obtainable. A circular letter (the circular) accompanying the 2003 Consent offers guidance as to its implementation. The regime Section 123(1) of the Local Government Act 1972 permits local authorities to dispose of their land in any way they wish, subject to a number of restrictions. If the land is open space, the proposed disposal must be advertised in a lo...

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