Town and country planning – Planning authority. The defendant local authority's decision to use allotment land as part of the site of a new primary school, and to serve the claimant and other allotment holders notices to quit were quashed, as the authority had 'appropriated' the land for use as allotments, such that it could not dispose of the land without the consent of the minister. Accordingly, the Administrative Court allowed the claimant's application for judicial review.