R (on the application of Wood and another ((on their own behalf and on behalf of the of Leeds and District Allotment Gardeners Federation)) v Leeds City Council

Local authority – Powers. The defendant local authority decided to increase the rent payable by allotment holders over a three-year period. That, together with other cost-cutting measures, would reduce the loss to the authority of administering the allotment facilities. The claimant sought judicial review. The Administrative Court, in allowing the application, held that the decision of the authority's executive board had been unlawful because, inter alia, s 10 of the Allotments Act 1950 had plainly been a material consideration which had not been drawn to the attention of the executive board in form or in substance.

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