Land Development Agency Act 2021

Proposal to dispose of relevant public land

53. (1) A relevant public body shall not dispose of relevant public land unless the body has given notice under subsection (2) and offered the land for sale to the Agency within the period of 12 months immediately prior to the disposal.

(2) A relevant public body shall give notice to the Agency of its intention to dispose of relevant public land and shall provide to the Agency any information sought by it in relation to the land concerned.

(3) The Agency shall assess whether the relevant public land is fit for use for the purposes of this Act, and, having regard to the matters referred to in paragraphs (a) to (e) of section 52 (3) and any information provided to the Agency under subsection (2), shall decide to acquire or refuse to acquire that land.

(4) The Agency shall decide under subsection (3), and give notice to the relevant public body concerned of the decision, within eight weeks of the latter of either of the following occurring:

(a) receipt of a notice under subsection (2);

(b) receipt of information requested under subsection (2).