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Legal briefs: CAMRA win JR in Bradford, Leicester landlords fined £100,000

Words: Roger Milne
Courtroom Gavel - legal changes that affect planners

A round-up of legal news: 4-10 October, 2014

CAMRA wins second judicial review in battle with city council over pub

A High Court ruling has quashed a decision by Bradford City Council to allow listed building consent for alterations to convert the former Cock and Bottle pub in Barkerend Road, Bradford into a restaurant. The building’s Victorian interior is listed as Grade II.

The challenge was brought by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).The city council must now re-determine the proposals.

Local Government Lawyer

Landlords and tenants of Leicester industrial units turned into shops without permission ordered to pay more than £100,000 between them

The landlords and tenants of industrial units in Leicester that were turned into shops without planning permission have been ordered to pay more than £100,000 between them.

The financial penalties were ordered at Leicester Crown Court because the owners and shopkeepers defied city council enforcement notices ordering them to stop trading. The council took a tough stance and refused retrospective planning applications.

Leicester Mercury

Fracking protesters banned from Lancashire drill sites

Energy firm Cuadrilla has won a court order to stop campaigners trespassing on land near two sites where it plans to drill for shale gas.

BBC News