Derelict Sites Act, 1961

Use of land acquired under this Act.

13.—(1) A local authority may use any land acquired by them under this Act for any purpose connected with their powers and duties.

(2) Where the whole or any part of any land acquired under this Act is at any time not required by the local authority by whom it was acquired, the local authority may, with the consent of the Minister, sell, let or exchange the whole or that part (as the case may be) of the land.

(3) (a) Where a local authority acquire any land under this Act, the local authority may, with the consent of the Minister, by order transfer the land to another local authority or, if the land is situate in a town having Town Commissioners under the Towns Improvement (Ireland) Act, 1854 , to the Commissioners of the town and the order shall operate in accordance with its terms as a conveyance of the land but shall not require to be stamped as a conveyance or transfer of property.

(b) A transfer shall not be made under this subsection without the consent of the local authority or of the Commissioners to whom it is proposed to make the transfer.

(4) Where any land is transferred under subsection (3) of this section, subsections (1) and (2) of this section and the next following section shall apply and have effect as if the local authority or Commissioners to whom it is transferred were a local authority who had acquired the land under this Act.