|Source:||All England Reporter|
|Publisher Citation:|| All ER (D) 313 (Feb)|
|Representation||Hugh Mercer (instructed by Teacher Stern Selby) for the claimant.|
|Gillian Carrington (instructed by Michel Hawkins) for the authority.|
|John Steel QC and Paul Brown (instructed by Hammond Suddard Edge) for Aldi an interested party.|
|Judgment Dates:||23 February 2001|
Local authority - Land - Power to sell land - Authority negotiating lease of land to business - Competing business making higher offer in respect of freehold - Authority concluding lease on basis that offer of higher quality - Authority failing market or obtain an independent valuation - Whether authority entitled to accept lower monetary valuation - s 123(2).