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07/07/2016

Legal briefs: Campaigners launch legal action against North Yorkshire fracking decision

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 2 July-8 July, 2016

Campaigners launch legal action against North Yorkshire fracking decision

Friends of the Earth and Frack Free Ryedale have applied to the High Court for a judicial review of North Yorkshire County Council’s decision to allow fracking near the North York Moors National Park.

The Planner 

Planning breach couple may have to bulldoze property in Northern Ireland

A County Down couple must pay £150,000 in fines and now face the prospect of tearing down part of their Greyabbey home after a judge convicted them of planning breaches at Downpatrick Magistrates Court.

Belfast Telegraph

Divers to challenge Dublin Bay dumping

Divers’ groups say they have decided to seek a judicial review over the licensing by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of dredge spoil dumping in Dublin Bay.

Irish Times 

Council faces planning judicial review challenge over ‘studentification’

A residents’ group has launched a judicial review proceedings against the city council over plans for a 320-bedroom student development, which the group says is contrary to the ‘made’ neighbourhood development plan.

Local Government Lawyer

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