Simpsons Motor Sales (London) Ltd v Hendon Corporation (No 1): CA 1962

The use of land purchased under compulsory powers for a different purpose was ultra vires, but did not undermine the original notice to treat. There was no reason not to use a compendious description of the range of purposes for which land was to be acquired.


[1963] Ch 57, [1962] 3 WLR 666, [1962] 3 All ER 75, (1962) 126 JP 488, 60 LGR 393, 13 PandCR 372, [1962] RVR 583, (1962) 106 SJ 490


England and Wales

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CitedCapital Investments Ltd v Wednesfield Urban District Council ChD 12-Feb-1964
The council set out to acquire two plots of land for development for housing. After the process had begun, it was decided that some of the land should be uised for educational purposes. A Land Charge had been served but the matter not completed. A . .
CitedSainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd, Regina (on The Application of) v Wolverhampton City Council and Another SC 12-May-2010
The appellant’s land was to be taken under compulsory purchase by the Council who wished to use it to assist Tesco in the construction of a new supermarket. Tesco promised to help fund restoration of a local listed building. Sainsbury objected an . .
Appeal fromSimpsons Motor Sales (London) Ltd v Hendon Corporation HL 1964
The plaintiff complained of an attempt by the defendant local authority to enforce in October 1958 a CPO made several years earlier. He obtained at first instance an injunction to restrain the local authority from proceedings on the basis of an . .
See AlsoSimpsons Motor Sales (London) Ltd v Hendon Corporation 1965
The paying party under an order for costs objected to the amount of leadig counsel’s fees.
Held: Pennycuick J discussed Rule 28(2) and the Smith -v- Bullins Case: ‘The words ‘or proper for the attainment of justice or for enforcing or . .
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Land, Local Government

Updated: 30 April 2022; Ref: scu.223476