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20/05/2022

Legal briefs: Bristol Airport expansion hearing; West Sussex snail problem

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 14 May -20 May, 2022

Southwark flats pay £230,000 penalty

A landlord in South London who “illegally squashed” seven flats into a development that only had planning permission for six, has been ordered to pay £230,000 under a confiscation order following enforcement action by Southwark Council. 

Local Government Lawyer

Killiney development challenge

A developer has gone to the Irish High Court to challenge eight Killiney locals who are hoping to quash  permission granted for a 255-home development proposed by Marlet Property Group. 

Irish Times

West Sussex snail problem

A group of developers has appointed a leading planning and environmental barrister to advise on how to respond to a ruling by Natural England that threatens to stop housebuilding in parts of West Sussex. This is because of concern that demand for water for new development would threaten the habitat of an endangered species, the ramshorn snail.

Local Government Lawyer

Bristol Airport expansion hearing

Opponents to the expansion of Bristol Airport have won permission for a High Court planning statutory review hearing to challenge the government’s decision to allow the development, which had been refused by North Somerset Council.

Local Government Lawyer

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