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Local Authorities (Land) Act 1963

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2Power of local authorities to develop land

(1)Subject to the provisions of this Act, a local authority may, for the benefit or improvement of their area, erect any building and construct or carry out works on land.

(2)The consent of the Minister, given on an application in that behalf made by the local authority, shall be requisite to the carrying out of an operation under the power conferred by the foregoing subsection; and any such consent may be given either in respect of a particular operation or in respect of operations of any class, and either subject to or free from conditions or limitations.

(3)Where an application for the consent of the Minister is made under the last foregoing subsection by a local authority, the Minister may direct such advertisement by the authority as appears to him to be requisite for the purpose of enabling him to determine whether he shall give such consent.

(4)A local authority may repair, maintain and insure any building or works erected, constructed or carried out under the power conferred by subsection (1) of this section and generally may deal with any such building or works in a proper course of management.

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