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Legal Briefs: £10m land valuation for Belfast site was ‘irredeemably flawed’, judge rules

Words: Roger Milne
Courtroom Gavel - legal changes that affect planners

A round-up of legal news: 1 August-7 August, 2015

High Court orders two companies into liquidation that facilitated a dishonest £1.5 million land banking scheme

Two Liverpool companies found to be the ‘bookends’ of the transactions to sell plots of undeveloped land to investors, one company being the land owner and the other being the ‘developer’, have been ordered into liquidation in the High Court on grounds of public interest following an investigation by the Insolvency Service.

UK Government

Newick Neighbourhood Plan

Developer DLA Delivery Ltd has failed in a High Court bid to quash the Newick Neighbourhood Plan, recently “made” by East Sussex planning authority Lewes District Council.

Newick Parish Council

£10m land valuation for Belfast site was ‘irredeemably flawed’, judge rules

A High Court judge has criticised a Belfast property valuation firm for its role in a deal involving a site in Great Georges Street, Belfast, over which a housing association will lose almost £9 million.

BBC News

Residents will have to live with a 'very unpleasant' views of giant wind turbine

The High Court has dismissed a challenge to Carmarthenshire Council’s grant of planning permission to Swansea-based Seren Energy for a 67-metre wind turbine at Wern in west Wales.

Wales Online