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Legal briefs: Basingstoke office conversion ruling; Decision on Winchester asset of community value

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 14 December-20 December 2019

Basingstoke office conversion ruling

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council must modify the head lease of a former office building to allow for conversion to residential use, the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) has ruled.

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Decision on Winchester asset of community value

The First-Tier Tribunal has upheld Winchester City Council’s decision to allow an area of overgrown land to be designated as an asset of community value.

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Leeds councillor neighbour appeal fails

The First-tier Tribunal (General Regulatory Chamber) has rejected an appeal lodged against the Information Commissioner by a member of Leeds City Council over a planning application for a field adjacent to his ward but in Harrogate Borough Council’s area.

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Suffolk district backed on housing stance

The Court of Appeal has rejected a parish council’s claim that Babergh District Council, when assessing the five-year supply of housing land, misdirected itself on the relevant policies in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

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Canterbury car park campaign gathers momentum

A campaign group has begun crowdfunding to mount a legal challenge to a planned car park located in an attractive stretch of the Stour river valley near Canterbury.

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