The Council concluded an agreement with a developer for the overall renovation and rehabilitation of a communal area. As part of the agreement, the developer had to meet certain preliminary requirements, including obtaining building permit for the proposed development. If he spoke there, the developer had the opportunity to acquire the land and, if he did, he was required to carry out the development under the terms of the contract. There is no doubt that the contracting authorities will derive some comfort from the Court of Appeal`s observations that it is not inherently illegal to conclude agreements which do not fall within the scope of the public procurement regime. .