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Legal briefs: Bishopsgate ‘streetspace’ traffic order blocked; Council concerns over double challenge to Kerry greenway

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 16 January-22 January, 2021

Bishopsgate ‘streetspace’ traffic order blocked

London’s taxi trade has welcomed High Court rulings that quashed a so-called ‘streetspace’ plan and traffic order closing part of the A10 at Bishopsgate in the City of London to most vehicles, including taxis. The scheme was promoted by London Mayor Sadiq Khan and Transport for London, both of whom will appeal.

Local Government Lawyer

Council concerns over double challenge to Kerry greenway

Kerry County Council is concerned about the potential tourism, health and funding implications of two separate legal challenges to An Bord Pleanála’s planning approval for a proposed 32km cycle and pedestrian greenway in south Kerry, the High Court has heard.

Irish Times

Trim housing development heads to court

An environmental group has been given permission to mount a legal challenge over An Bord Pleanála’s approval for a fast-tracked scheme involving 320 new homes at Trim, County Meath.

Irish Times

Rathcoole fast-track homes under fire

Four groups of residents have started a legal challenge to overturn planning approval for a fast-tracked development of 204 new homes in Rathcoole, County Dublin.

Irish Times

Drax DCO challenge fails 

The Court of Appeal has dismissed a challenge by ClientEarth over the development consent order for two carbon-capture ready gas-fired generating units at the existing Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire that were approved by the government against the advice of the Planning Inspectorate.

Pinsent Masons

ABP agrees to quash Dublin flats approval

Cairn Homes’ plan to build more than 611 flats on land it bought from RTÉ in the Montrose area of Dublin faces delays after the High Court heard that An Bord Pleanála made an administrative error in its decision to grant the project fast-track permission and would agree to an order quashing the approval.

Irish Times