Local Government: Land

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 15th September 2016.

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Photo of Baroness Ford Baroness Ford Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many requests have been received from local authorities in the last three years for permission to sell land at undervalue under section 123 of the Local Government Act 1972; and whether those requests were granted or refused.

Photo of Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales

The Secretary of State has received 41 requests from local authorities since September 2013 for permission to sell land at undervalue under section 123 of the Local Government Act 1972. Of the requests received, 25 were granted, 6 were withdrawn, and 7 considered to be either invalid or the Secretary of State declined to determine. The remaining 3 cases are currently under consideration.

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