May 13th, 2013 by James Goudie KC

From 25 June 2013 the Secretary of State will be able to give a General Consent to local authorities to dispose, for less than the best consideration reasonably obtainable, of land held for planning purposes, when the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 (No. 1) Commencement Order, SI 2013/1124 (C.49) brings into force, in relation to England, Section 8 of the Act, which amends Section 233 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.  Section 8 also extends to such disposals the protection for purchasers contained in Section 128 of the Local Government Act 1972.

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