East Renfrewshire Council, petitioners

Local government – Inalienable common good land – Jurisdiction of court. Court of Session: Refusing as unnecessary a petition by a local authority, who were proposing to build a new school on land within a public park, seeking an order authorising disposal of the part of the park on which they proposed to construct the school, the court held that the petitioners' proposals were properly characterised as appropriation, rather than a disposal, of inalienable common good land, which appropriation the court had no power to authorise.

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