Municipal Council of Sydney v Campbell [1925]

Facts

  • The council was authorised to purchase land for development purposes
  • The council wished to purchase Campbell’s land for the purposes of financial gain

Issue

  • Could the purchase be prevented

Decision

  • Yes

Reasoning

  • Improper use of power, Campbell got the profits from the increased value instead
RELATED CASE  R v Hillingdon London Borough Council, ex p Royco Homes [1974]

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