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13/09/2019

Legal briefs: Bromley local plan adjudged sound; Goodwin Sands dredging challenge fails

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 7 September-13 September, 2019

Bromley local plan adjudged sound

The High Court has rejected a claim that the London Borough of Bromley’s local plan was invalid owing to legal errors on the part of the planning inspector who determined its soundness.

Local Government Lawyer

Goodwin Sands dredging challenge fails

The Marine Management Organisation made no legal error when it permitted dredging on the Goodwin Sands off the Kent coast, the High Court has ruled.

Local Government Lawyer

Monoghan member fighting planning ethics case loses court case

A Monoghan county councillor faces a significant legal bill arising out of his failed High Court bid to halt an ethics inquiry into comments he made while being secretly filmed by an RTÉ Investigates programme which was looking at corruption over wind farm planning proposals.

Irish Times

Thurrock success over unauthorised encampment injunction

The legal services team at Barking and Dagenham Council has successfully obtained an interim borough-wide unauthorised encampment injunction for nearby Thurrock Council.

Local Government Lawyer

Major Belfast roads project delayed by court ruling

A contract awarded for the multimillion-pound York Street Interchange project aimed at easing traffic congestion in Belfast was unlawful, the Court of Appeal has ruled. This followed an unsuccessful legal challenge by the Department for Infrastructure, and it leaves the scheme facing further delays.

Belfast Telegraph

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