(1) A local authority proposing to sell or otherwise dispose of a park or part of a park must consult on the proposal before it sells or disposes of, or agrees to sell or dispose of, the park or part of the park.
(2) In this section,—
dispose of, in relation to a park, includes the granting of a lease for more than 6 months that has the effect of excluding or substantially interfering with the public's access to the park
(a) means land acquired or used principally for community, recreational, environmental, cultural, or spiritual purposes; but
(b) does not include land that is held as a reserve, or part of a reserve, under the Reserves Act 1977.
Section 138: substituted, on 28 June 2006, by section 13 of the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 26).