Hutton v Esher Urban District Council: CA 1973

(reversed) The local authority sought to acquire the plaintiff’s bungalow by compulsory powers which allowed it to purchase land required to construct a new sewer.
Held: By the 1978 Act, the word land was to be read to include buildings upon the land, and this was a correct purchase.


[1973] 2 All ER 1123


Interpretation Act 1978


Appeal fromHutton v Esher Urban District Council ChD 1972
The council sought to build a sewer. It had power to acquire land for this purpose, and sought to acquire the plaintiff’s bungalow. He argued that the word land did not include a building on land. . .
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Local Government, Land

Updated: 30 April 2022; Ref: scu.200609