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Legal briefs: Belfast highways scheme snarl-up; Forest of Dean District Council acts over illegal development

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 27 October-2 November 2018

Belfast highways scheme snarl-up

A multimillion-pound roads project aimed at easing traffic congestion in Belfast is facing further hold-up after a High Court judge confirmed the contract award for the York Street Interchange must be set aside and the procurement process re-run.

Belfast Telegraph

Forest of Dean District Council acts over illegal development

A High Court judge has granted Forest of Dean District Council an injunction ordering a local resident to demolish a 930-square metre sports and leisure building that was erected in his garden without planning permission in 2014.

Local Government Lawyer

Swansea City Council refutes allegation over AONB boundary

Swansea City Council has rejected an allegation that it used the wrong boundary when assessing a planning application that affected the Gower area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB).

Local Government Lawyer

Dublin City Council mulls College Green refusal challenge

Dublin City Council is considering applying for a judicial review of An Bord Pleanála’s decision to refuse permission for the council’s €10 million Civic Plaza at College Green.

Irish Times